It is the enthusiasm of our staff members that makes Affinity Trust what it is and as an organisation we are dedicated to cultivating and developing that enthusiasm. We take people who share our values and train them to develop the right skills and gain the knowledge necessary to perform their jobs to the best of their ability.
We always aim to provide the best opportunities, not only for the people we support, but for our staff as well. Naturally, it is important that staff are trained to the best of their ability for the benefit of the people we support. It is also important to us, however, that our staff feel that they have the opportunity to grow and progress.
Our learning and development team is in charge of staff training. Initially, new employees are thoroughly trained in a number of key areas through a comprehensive induction programme, ensuring that they have the right level of expertise.
Staff are given training in the following areas:
Diet and nutrition
We also ensure staff receive Care Certificate training. Topics covered include:
An overall induction to the organisation
Health and safety
As well as all of the above, staff are given specific training so that they can meet the needs of the people they support.
Also – where applicable – we can fund further training and qualifications for staff. Financial backing for appropriate QCFs (Qualifications and Credit Framework) can be provided in many instances.
Ultimately, it is the drive and dedication of our staff – backed up by our comprehensive learning and development programme – which ensures that we remain focused on providing good outcomes for the people we support.