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Common Induction Standards for Personal Assistants. David Knowles Managing Director, CQ3. Background. CQ3 have been commissioned by Staffordshire County Council/CareMatch to provide Common Induction Standards training for Personal Assistants in Staffordshire

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Common induction standards for personal assistants

Common Induction Standardsfor Personal Assistants

David KnowlesManaging Director, CQ3


Background
Background

  • CQ3 have been commissioned by Staffordshire County Council/CareMatch to provide Common Induction Standards training for Personal Assistants in Staffordshire

  • Underpins the authority’s commitment to improving standards and outcomes for Personal Assistants and Direct Payments recipients

  • CQ3 are pleased to be working in partnership with CareMatch

  • The partnership provides a truly unique solution to Personal Assistants and their employers by recognising differences in practice compared to traditional care home/domiciliary care models


About cq3
About CQ3

  • CQ3 Training work with care homes, domiciliary care providers, community care services, personal assistants, local authorities and the NHS to provide training solutions

  • We have provided training courses and funded Health and Social Care Diplomas to Personal Assistants

  • Our philosophy is about making a real difference to people’s lives

  • Our success is founded on our values and principles, and the research that we put into our products and services

  • For this project, we consulted with Skills for Care about how the Common Induction Standards could be adapted


What are the common induction standards
What are the Common Induction Standards?

  • A set of 8 Standards developed by Skills for Care

  • Designed to be met within a 12 week period for people entering the health and social care sector

  • Designed to demonstrate high quality care provision

  • Mandatory requirement for care homes and domiciliary care services

  • Not a mandatory requirement for Personal Assistants but recommended

  • Links with the Health and Social Care Diploma


Why recommended for personal assistants
Why recommended for Personal Assistants?

  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommend that an effective induction for care workers should be carried out to improve outcomes for the service user/employer

  • Provides underpinning knowledge in health and social care

  • Can be used as a platform for additional training and qualifications

  • Enables the Personal Assistant to become a professional in health and social care

  • Is a recognised Standard in the sector that employers and other professionals understand

  • Improves the quality of life for the service user/employer



Tailor made solution
Tailor made solution

  • The solution we are providing on behalf of Carematch is tailor-made

  • Taking the Standards and the environment and contextualising the content

Department of Health‘PA Framework’

Skills for Care CIS 2010

Contextualised/relevant to Personal Assistants


What we re offering
What we’re offering…

One day training course (Min 20 PAs)

An interactive workbook for Personal Assistants

Online Resource Toolkit

Information for Employers




Why have we added additional components
Why have we added additional components

  • Dementia and end of life care are critical areas in health and social care, that all care workers should be aware of and have some basic knowledge in

  • The Common Induction Standards provide a great platform for introducing this knowledge as it is usually trained within the first 12 weeks of employment

  • Complements the National Dementia Strategy, National End of Life Care Strategy and core competencies

  • Provides development for specialist dementia and end of life care units on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)


How to book onto this must do training
How to book onto this ‘MUST DO’ training

  • Use CareMatch booking form

  • Places are limited


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