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Training Courses for Care Providers:

In-House

Physical Activity

Provision Training

Our Company…

Encourage Activity is a Social Enterprise dedicated to improving the lives of people living in a care environment.

We work to enhance the quality of life for residents of care, retirement and social housing environments by facilitating regular activities to stimulate physical, social and psychological wellbeing.

Our bespoke, accredited training courses teach care staff how to provide fun and engaging activities to the people they look after, in a safe and friendly environment.

During our 1-day course, we will look at the importance of exercise and activity when caring for adults and the impact it can have on their mindset and health.

Developed in conjunction with Age UK and the Open College Network, our staff training services enable care homes to be able to better support their residents and encourage movement with confidence.

In addition to providing activity sessions to the care sector, Encourage Activity also work with individuals who want to set up their own weekly group in local town and village halls for their community.

Encourage Activity’s sports games have been very successful within our home; we have a mixture of nursing and dementia residents. Chris will adapt the activity to their individual needs, without them even realising he is encouraging them to use all their skills…

Gail, Heathbrook Nursing Home,
Bromsgrove (Bupa)

The Need for Movement in Care Environments

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 (30-mins physical activity per day, 5 days a week), but also develop a stronger bond and level of trust between your staff and your residents.

THE PROBLEMS WE FACE

PHYSICAL

People in care homes are not doing enough physical activity

  • A sedentary lifestyle leads to physical degeneration including; muscle loss, joint pain, reduced blood flow and loss of balance
  • Activities are often run by care home staff, who don’t necessarily have a sports or health background and who are already low on time

SOCIAL

Loss of social cohesion amongst elderly people

  • Low levels of communication
  • Loss of confidence
  • Loss of independence

PSYCHOLOGICAL

Cognitive function becomes difficult

  • Loss of ability to retain information and problem solve
  • High anxiety and stress levels
  • Lack of stimulation contributes to depression

Encourage Activity’s sports games have been very successful within our home; we have a mixture of nursing and dementia residents. Chris will adapt the activity to their individual needs, without them even realising he is encouraging them to use all their skills…

Gail, Heathbrook Nursing Home,
Bromsgrove (Bupa)

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