CONSULTANCY & TRAINING

Developed specifically for care homes and their staff wanting to help their residents increase their range of active movement on a daily basis.

Encourage Activity provide a consultancy and staff training service to allow care homes to be able to better support their residents and encourage movement with confidence.

The Service

The Encourage Activity consultancy service will start with an initial analysis of your care home’s current daily activities and routines in place, along with discussing the needs of your residents. From this we will be able to identify a range of activities for your staff to provide with the correct knowledge and self-belief to do so.

Once we assess which activities will be best for your care home and the abilities of the individuals who will be taking part, we will provide training on how to conduct these sessions appropriately. As well as providing you with the ability to establish the most appropriate time to carry out these sessions to fit in with your other day-to-day duties and responsibilities. All training will be conducted on-site and examples provided in context for your care home staff to develop a thorough understanding of their newly acquired skills.

All staff will be fully trained by Chris Golding who is a qualified sports coach with a degree from Worcester University, and is fully DBS checked. Chris will deliver the sessions in a safe and friendly manner where your staff will then be able to independently assess the abilities of their own residents and adapt the games to suit all needs.

Investing in Training

Since having started providing physical activity sessions to care homes across the Midlands, residents and care staff alike have been delighted with the results generated from regular sessions. Benefits range from increased range of movement to higher energy levels and increased rates of communication between the elderly. Read some of our Testimonials find out more about our clients’ positive experiences.

The NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines for the minimum recommended amount of daily physical exercise for older people have been identified as the following:

  • 30 minutes a day (which can be broken down into 10-minute bursts) on 5 days each week or more.

This was extracted from the NICE Public Health Intervention Guidance 16 – Occupational therapy and physical activity interventions to promote the mental wellbeing of older people in primary care and residential care. View further information on NICE guidance related to physical activities for older people here.

Encouraging physical activity and interaction with a personal and fun approach will not only provide the conditions to increase levels of movement and meet the NICE guidelines, but develop a stronger bond and level of trust between your staff and your residents.

How We Can Help

Depending on the results you want to achieve and the amount of staff you would like us to work with, we would need to agree a timescale for all of the necessary training to be carried out. Prices will therefore vary according to how many hours per week we need to spend with you. Please contact us to discuss how we can help you so that we can provide an accurately tailored quote.