Learning and development is something that we take seriously at Calon Lan.

We know that the excellent reputation we have achieved over the past 10 years can only be maintained by committing to selecting and training the very best Care Workers. This is why we invest so much time, energy and resources into the training and on-going development of all of our staff.

We have a determination at Calon Lan to continuously develop our own in-house training programme as well as proper facilities to ensure that we continue to build on the successes that we have established over the years.  Our Managing Director has been able to develop a unique training experience using industry guidance and his education qualifications.  We believe that to be a well rounded Care Worker you must combine knowledge with on the job support and guidance.

At Calon Lan we are currently developing a purpose built Centre of Excellence to host our training. The centre will simulate a Client’s home environment so that we can train our Care Workers without disturbing anyone. We will have a bedroom, sitting room and kitchen with all the equipment a Care Worker may use when assisting people with their daily living.

Our Care Worker Training – Making the Best Calon Lan Care Workers 

The training team will lead you though a number of classroom sessions and practical activities designed to give you the skills and knowledge which will ensure that you are confident in your role. When you graduate from our Induction and Foundation Training Programme you will be the best care worker you can be.

On the care training week you’ll learn about:

  • Understating your role
  • Duty of care
  • Professional development
  • Handling information
  • Management of medicines
  • Infection control & food hygiene
  • Safeguarding
  • Health & safety at work
  • Manual handling of people
  • Basic Life Support
  • Mental Capacity Act and DoLS
  • End of life care
  • Person centred care
  • Nutrition and Diabetes
  • Pressure area care
  • Dementia, Stroke and Parkinson’s

We have designed the care training to ensure everyone gets involved. Our training and support team is always around during breaks and lunch times to answer any questions and to provide one-to-one support.

All of our training has been developed using the Social Care Wales and Skills for Care standards.  Both organisations look at attitudes, values, skills and qualifications necessary to provide the best quality care.

Our Training programme is headed by our Managing Director, Noel Williams, (PG Cert) who oversees training which is delivered by our team of skilled and experienced trainers.

“The training received is the best I’ve ever had. I learnt so much last time that I am looking forward to my next session. I can take what I’ve learned with me to all my clients and be sure that what I’m doing is the very best approach as the training comes from people who have been carers themselves and that makes a huge difference.”