On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday students from the UEA were taught our core training modules which are taught to our carers when they begin working for us.
They were taught infection control; personal protective equipment, manual handling, first aid with health and safety, as well as our new ‘What’s best for Lily?’ end of life training. We wanted to give them a real insight into the day-to-day jobs of care workers, and create a positive relationship between our company and the doctors of the future.
They were a group of very engaged individuals who took part in activities, and got stuck in with demonstrations. We are very happy to have been involved with such a proactive group of young people.
The aim of the collaboration was for the students to gain experience so they can undertake placements across a number of our Norfolk homes. However, due to the current Covid19 situation the placements have been pushed back.
In a joint decision between the University of East Anglia and Black Swan Care Group we have decided to postpone their training and instead reschedule at a later date. We will have two students at each of the following homes at some point in the future: Park House, York House, The Beeches, Chiswick House, Laurel Lodge and Heathcote Care Home.
We wanted to thank the students for participating and we hope they had a really rewarding experience. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
We also wanted to extend a huge and heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful staff and collaborators who came along to assist, and support the students with their learning.