Old Alresford Cottage is committed to training and developing the skills of all staff to provide the highest standard of care to our residents.
Managerial staff are qualified to at least NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care. Senior staff have all achieved NVQ Level 3. The staff currently employed at the home range in experience from one year to up 17 years. All other personnel are experienced or training to a minimum of NVQ Level 2.
All new staff members go through an induction programme within the first 12 weeks of joining the Company and this is followed by planned supervision on a regular basis.
In addition to this, all new staff are incorporated into the Company’s annual training programme. This will include all courses relating to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Compliance with Health and Social care Act 2008 requirements. This includes First Aid, Manual Handling and meeting the foundational training requirements of Skills for Care, the National Workforce Development Body responsible for Standards and Qualifications in Adult Social Care.
We are fortunate that we have our own dedicated training company Training for you based at Old Alresford Cottage, which provides a high quality service in training, assessment and verification, including accredited and non-accredited courses.
We believe that in addition to achieving required qualifications, staff should be encouraged to continue to develop their skills and knowledge so that we are well placed to provide the best care to our residents by experienced, knowledgeable and positively motivated staff.
Set in four acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Old Alresford Cottage is a residential care home specialising in Dementia Care in Hampshire. Our team of experienced staff provide professional care support to our residents 24 hours a day, and deliver personalised care plans to each individual resident.
One of the most highly regarded care homes in Hampshire, Old Alresford Cottage offers a wide variety of different care services to help residents maintain their independence whilst enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle.