How important is training for a self-employed carer?
When you are a self-employed carer, the emphasis is on you, the individual to stand out above other carers in order to ensure a steady stream of assignments, whether that be from your pool of own private clients or referrals from agencies such as ourselves.
When working as a carer, it is of paramount important that you keep your training up to date with yearly refresher courses, or as often as they are needed.
Carer Training Course
Working with Patricia White’s as one of our carefully selected carers, you will have access to some of the best training available in the sector, 2021 alone saw us train over 200 carers. All of our training is regularly benchmarked against industry best practice and so you can rest-assured that the training is always of the highest quality.
At Patricia Whites we offer all of the carers on our books the chance to take part in courses that cover:
- Manual Handling
- Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
- First Aid
Safeguarding vulnerable adults
Working with vulnerable adults can be a daunting task, especially when it is your responsibility to help keep them safe whilst you are on duty. There are many things that safeguarding entails. Safeguarding is not just about looking out for the client, it’s about things you must and must not do yourself.
Safeguarding is a very important part of a carer’s role. It means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from risk of abuse and neglect. This includes danger from others as well as being a danger to themselves.
Being confident with your knowledge in adult safeguarding is the best way to prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs. It is there to stop abuse or neglect wherever possible.
This part of the course will teach you about the signs to look out for and what you should do next, knowing you are taking the best course of action.
Moving and handling is important to do correctly. Not only is it about the safety of the client. It is just as much, if not more so, about protecting yourself from injury. In the UK, back pain is the largest reported reason for sickness. It is vitally important that moving and handling is done correctly to avoid causing any injury, especially when you are self-employed!
Basic Life Support training covers the most common emergencies that anyone may need to deal with. The skills you’ll learn in the Basic Life Support section of this course will include, single rescuer CPR, team-based CPR, choking relief, and all the things you would need to know to resuscitate unresponsive victims or provide immediate treatment.
The best carers in the sector
Patricia White’s only accepts the top people in the care industry to support our clients looking for a carer. To ensure our carers are always recognised as the best in the sector, we like to ensure they are kept fully up to date with all their training.