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How to counter violence and aggression in the workplace

Posted: March 16th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

As an employer, you have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are safe and protected from harm in the workplace. This is why fire safety training and health and safety courses are so invaluable to business owners. In addition to protecting your workers from external risks, you unfortunately also need to protect them from each other. Workplace violence and aggression seems to be on the rise, but it is still your job as an employer to attempt to counter… Read more »

Blackburn hostel owner fined for fire safety breaches following fatal blaze

Posted: March 16th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a fatal fire two years ago, the owner of a hostel in Blackburn has been fined in Preston Crown Court for breaching fire safety regulations. Sajed Hussain, the owner of the Devonshire Hotel on Bridge Street, was fined £3,000 after it was found that the premises did not have a proper fire evacuation procedure in place at the time of the fire. The fire, which took place in November 2008, was found to be caused by a resident smoking… Read more »

Understanding person-centred care

Posted: March 15th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

You may have heard of the term ‘person-centred care’ before, but what does this commonly used term mean? Put simply, person-centred care is a philosophy of providing care based on the needs of the individual. If you work within the care sector, you need to understand that no two people are the same and we all have different needs. For example, just because two people are suffering with the same illness (i.e. dementia), it doesn’t mean that they require the… Read more »

Police investigate standards of care at Aberdeen nursing home

Posted: March 15th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

According to BBC Scotland, an investigation into standards of care at the Eastleigh Nursing Home in Aberdeen has been launched by Grampian Police. The Care Commission are also said to have been notified. The specific details of potential problems at the Peterculter home have not yet been revealed, leaving the case shrouded in mystery. However, the home’s owners Southern Cross Healthcare have confirmed that two members of care staff have been suspended and that new admissions to the facility have… Read more »

Islington builders use first aid training to help car crash boy

Posted: March 14th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

In a frightening incident in Islington earlier this week, a number of fast-acting construction workers from used their first aid training skills to help save the life of a young boy who had been hit by a car. The incident occurred on Camden Road in Holloway, when an eight-year-old boy was crossing the road with family members at around 9am. It has been reported that he was hit by a black Audi at the junction between York Way and Brecknock… Read more »

What is Palliative Care?

Posted: March 13th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

If you work within the care sector with a responsibility for looking after people with serious, complex and life-limiting diseases, you will need to know what palliative care is and how to provide it. Palliative care is a form of care which focuses on reducing the symptoms of severe diseases and illnesses. It does not specifically aim to prevent symptoms or provide a cure, although it can be effectively used alongside curative treatment. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines palliative… Read more »

Safety review at Dumfries care home after dementia sufferer wanders off

Posted: March 12th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a care home in Dumfries and Galloway have pledged to conduct a full safety and care training review after a resident with dementia “wandered off” last weekend without care staff noticing. The incident at the Munches Park Care Home in Dalbeattie occurred last Saturday (5th March), when a woman reported to be in her seventies and with dementia left without anyone realising. Less than half an hour later, she was spotted walking down a road by member… Read more »

Getting started in health and social care with NVQ courses

Posted: March 11th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you would like a career in health and social care but don’t know how to get started, an NVQ care training course could be just the foot in the door you need. Most people embarking on their new career do so by getting a QCF NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 2). This qualification proves your knowledge and skills in providing care to both adults and children, provided you back it up with employment in a relevant… Read more »

Leicestershire refurbishment firm fined over asbestos safety breach

Posted: March 11th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A refurbishment firm based in Leicestershire has been fined by Loughborough Magistrates Court after reportedly exposing the public and its workers to hazardous asbestos. Shengxuan Company Ltd was involved in converting a Castle Donington shop into a restaurant in June last year when the danger was discovered. A random passer-by, who happened to have experience in proper asbestos disposal, noticed that the workers on the site were dumping the hazardous material into a skip. The issue was reported to the… Read more »

Care sector workers: how much do you know of child protection issues?

Posted: March 10th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

As a care worker with the responsibility of looking after children, it is essential you are aware of child protection issues. The best way to learn how to safeguard children from harm, deal with child protection situations and improve your skills as a carer is to go on a child protection training course. These care training courses can last just three hours or a full day, depending on how in-depth you want to go in learning about child protection issues…. Read more »

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