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Crescent House Care

Key Benefits

  • Apprenticeships include Key Skills
  • Training delivered to suit working patterns
  • Staff matched to pathways that are of interest to them
  • Immediate start on Diplomas and Apprenticeships

Background

Crescent House is a well-established care home for elderly residents in Hove, Brighton with 16 residents and 21 staff. The home prides itself on its family atmosphere, and has four sets of mothers and daughters working there in all areas from cooking to caring.

Sue Luxford is the Home Co-Ordinator and has recently taken on two apprentices, Liliana Lopez and her own daughter, Lauren.

After talking to PDM, Sue decided that her staff should opt for the Apprenticeship route rather than just taking the Diploma as it gives both of them a thorough grounding in Health & Social Care. The Apprenticeship comprises of a set of qualifications including the Diploma in Health & Social Care, BTEC in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care and Key Skills in Communications and Maths.

Outcome

Sue says, ‘The Apprenticeship is a really good start for any person wanting a career in the Care sector. PDM have been very flexible fitting in with our work patterns and the staff are really helpful. I am happy that both Liliana and Lauren are receiving comprehensive training which is good for our residents and our business.’

Lauren Luxford, 21, was previously a Care agency worker before deciding to accept a full time Lauren Luxford Care ApprenticeApprenticeship at Crescent House.

Lauren says, ‘My Assessor is really nice and the training materials are easy to follow. I am particularly interested in the Dementia pathway, my Nan suffered from it and I’d like to understand it more. I’ve always wanted to work in Care, it’s very rewarding and I feel this Apprenticeship will give me the right qualifications to further my career.’

Peter Coffey is the PDM Training and Assessment Consultant training both Lauren and Liliana. He says, ‘It’s encouraging to see young people wanting a career in Care and an Apprenticeship is a great way to train as it’s been specially designed by the Sector Skills Council, Skills for Care. We try to be as flexible as possible with our time in order to fit in with the working patterns that are necessary in residential care settings.’

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I am happy that both Liliana and Lauren are receiving comprehensive training from PDM which is good for our residents and our business.

Sue Luxford, Home Co-ordinator, Crescent House Care*