The Care Certificate is a set of 15 standards that social care and health workers must adhere to in their working life. It consists of the minimum standards that are taught to carers to ensure that they are fully competent within their roles and trained to deliver an outstanding level of care. Carers can implement newly learnt skills and methods in both private care and the elderly care sector.
The Standards of the Care Certificate:
- Understanding the role of a Carer
- The carer’s personal development
- Duty of care
- Equality and diversity
- Working in a person-centred way
- Privacy and dignity
- Fluids and nutrition
- Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
- Safeguarding adults
- Safeguarding children
- Basic life support
- Health and safety
- Handling information
- Infection prevention and control
All the above form part of the standard training that is delivered in order to improve quality of care and to boost the confidence of live-in carers in providing the best service to their clients.
In addition, carers receive comprehensive training in various practical aspects of care service such as;
- First Aid including Basic Life Support
- People Moving and Handling
- Medication Awareness
The training delivered is of the highest standard and is in accordance with UK standards. Upon completion of training, carers receive certificates which include their newly acquired competences. Certificates are subject to review every two years. It is essential that carer training meets the recommendations of the UK’s Care Quality Commission (CQC) in order to ensure the highest quality of live-in care service.