Vida Healthcare, a specialist dementia care supplier, has invested in its employees and the social care expertise of the longer term with the launch of its coaching platform, Vida Academy.
The coaching platform has been designed to assist all of Vida’s employees, together with new starters and senior managers, and supply alternatives for profession development. The academy promotes lifelong studying throughout the organisation and establishes employees as dementia ambassadors.
A variety of programs are provided via the coaching platform, together with a mentorship programme for employees to assist new starters, home managers growth programme, pupil placements, and a reinvigorated Care Certificates supply.
Sharon Oldfield, Trainee House Supervisor at Vida Grange, has lately benefited from coaching via Vida Academy.
Commenting on her expertise and the alternatives which have arisen, she stated: “Because it was launched, the assist and alternatives which were offered by Vida Academy have allowed me to study the talents wanted to turn into a Trainee House Supervisor at Vida Grange, with the chance to be the House Supervisor for our model new care residence, Vida Court docket, as soon as it opens later this yr.
“I wholeheartedly consider that for those who work onerous and by no means cease studying, the alternatives for growth in your profession are limitless. I took a leap of religion after I joined Vida and thru its ongoing dedication to supporting its employees, this selection paid dividends for me.”
The coaching platform additionally features a devoted app, which supplies common exercise updates and alternatives, alongside the most recent analysis, growth and greatest apply in dementia and social care.
The academy is coordinated by John and Helen Daly, Studying, Growth & Efficiency Programme Managers at Vida Healthcare. John and Helen convey over 36 years of well being and social care expertise to Vida and the coaching platform.
Helen added: “We launched Vida Academy with our present and future employees in thoughts. We’re all the time on the lookout for new and revolutionary methods to assist our workforce of their profession development, and supply the best high quality of care to our residents.
“Sharon’s expertise, and people of our different employees members who’ve accomplished programs via Vida Academy, highlights the very important position that coaching performs in encouraging folks to view social care as a severe profession which may have such a major impression on the lives of so many weak folks throughout the nation.”
Final yr, Vida Healthcare launched a “revolutionary” app to maintain its residents and their households related throughout COVID-19. The Household Crew Speak app permits households and associates of residents on the care properties to see a snapshot of every day life at Vida Healthcare.