Caring Homes Group recognised by the Princess Royal Training Award for outstanding workplace training programme

1st September 2022

We're thrilled to have received a Princess Royal Training Award (PRTA)!

Now in its seventh year, The Princess Royal Training Awards continues to recognise organisations demonstrating exceptional commitment to learning and development. Alongside 46 other organisations, Caring Homes Group was recognised for our ongoing commitment to training and the positive impact that developing colleagues have had on the wider organisation.

This isn't the first time we've been recognised by the PRTA: back in 2016 we received an award for our Living in My World Dementia Programme which aims to enhance the delivery of care to residents with dementia. Since then, the training programme has been developed to become a widely recognised brand in the business and has been formally accredited by City & Guilds.

With skills shortages across the UK increasing and job vacancies doubling, creating engaging learning programmes to grow and retain new and existing talent has never been more crucial.

To date, 5000+ colleagues have been through the programme since its establishment, 83% have completed training and a new ‘Dementia Ambassador’ role has been created.

Liz Willis, our Director of Learning and Organisational Development, commented: “The ‘My World Dementia Training Programme’ is making a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia, their families and the dedicated colleagues who support them. This training is delivered nationwide across our care homes, with very positive feedback from the wider care industry, colleagues, and the families we support. The course has also been formally accredited by City & Guilds.

“The training reassures relatives and residents that our colleagues have the expertise of a consistently high standard that is based around best practice, and offers a great career development journey, providing a clearly signposted training route to enhance their skill set in dementia care”.

Helena Jeffery, Founder and Director at Caring Homes, said: “We are so proud to have been recognised once more by the Princess Royal Training Award. One of the most rewarding aspects is improving lives by supporting residents and their families. At Caring Homes, we firmly believe that supporting and developing the team is also very important, as this enhances our residents’ lives and drives outstanding care.

“We train every member of our team so that residents, families, and their carers can be surrounded by personalised support. From our receptionists to our chefs, and carers to our nurses, the entire team receive our unique award-winning ‘Living in My World’ dementia training. It is also accredited by City and Guilds, so you can trust that we go above and beyond for our colleagues and residents.”

For more information about our My World Dementia Programme, click here.

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