All of our staff have a setlist of mandatory training, which must be completed before starting their job role. This is part of a thorough induction stage, which includes a full Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check. We believe that each member of the staff has a certain skill set, and we try to use that and channel them in that direction.
We strongly believe that a carer should be able to concentrate on care. Activities staff should be dedicated to just activities. A cleaner should be able to clean, the kitchen to cook, and so on. Having said this, we train all of our staff to do all jobs so firstly, they can all work together as a team and secondly, so that we are never short staffed in any area of our care.