Winning Bid for Orchard Trust Training Team
The Orchard Trust Training Team in the Forest of Dean have made a successful bid for Skills for Care funding for training staff in care homes to deliver activities.
Orchard Trust is a Forest of Dean charity with local homes for adults with learning disabilities and a Health and Social Care Training Department. Their Training Team have several years of experience of training people to work as Activity Co-ordinators in Adult Health and Social Care settings, including residential homes for the elderly and people with learning disabilities.
The team has been successful in their bid for national funding to begin a project in September to create a network of 'Activity Champions' in workplaces across Gloucestershire and those who take part will be able to gain a fully funded, nationally accredited Level 2 Award at no cost to them.
Michele Blinman, Education and Training Manager for the Trust said "We are thrilled that our bid for funding from National Skills for Care Innovation Fund has been successful. We have always been passionate about the importance of rewarding and meaningful activities for those accessing care and support in our sector. This successful bid means that we can make our idea a reality, providing specialist training and a support network for 50 people in the county at a time when organisations are trying to provide quality care support on challenging budgets. We are so pleased that we are able to support other organisations to make people's lives more stimulating and rewarding".
If you are interested in applying to be one of the 50 Activity Champions, find out more by contacting the Orchard Trust Training Team on 01594 860090 or email: email@example.com