Last week we hosted thirteen medical students from the University of East Anglia – to show them the job of a carer and help them understand how carers support the medical industry.
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.