Bluebird Care Slough. S. Bucks & S. Wycombe win Achiever Award for staff training
Bluebird Care Slough. S. Bucks & S. Wycombe has won an employer Achiever Award from Bracknell and Wokingham College after 11 of their carers completed BTECs in Dementia Care at the college.Bluebird Care Slough. S. Bucks & S. Wycombe has won an employer Achiever Award from Bracknell and Wokingham College after 11 of their carers completed BTECs in Dementia Care at the college.
The award, usually reserved for individual students, was given to Bluebird Care, of Summers Road, in special recognition of their commitment to staff training. The company, which provides homecare across the Slough, South Berkshire and South Wycombe areas, took part in the college’s Skills for the Workforce programme, a Government-funded project which allows Berkshire-based companies to access free, accredited training for staff aged over 19.
College principal, Campbell Christie, CBE said:
Ultimately, the European Social Funding (ESF) and the college’s training have been critical in enabling Bluebird Care to offer their staff a much better understanding of the needs of the people they care for, allowing their customers to stay safe in their own homes, whilst having a positive impact on their lives each and every day.”
Bluebird Care received the accolade at the college’s Achiever Awards Evening on June 29, which also featured guest speaker Olympic gold rowing medallist Lt. Peter Reed MBE.
Bluebird Care deputy care manager Katy Cresswell, who worked closely with the college said:
ESF Funding gives Bluebird Care staff a recognised qualification in health and social care and also the confidence to go on to do the full award in health and social care.”
Course tutor Cheryl Spence said:
Award-winning Bluebird Care, which employs over 100 carers locally, provides a variety of care in people’s own homes, from short visits to live-in support. It is currently recruiting more carers. Get in touch on 01628 605797.