New course to help care staff

STAFF at a care home for those with acquired brain injuries will benefit from a new in-house training programme.

Titleworth Neuro, which runs Mulberry House, in Hollington Park Road, St Leonards, has devised the course, consisting of 18 modules, which has been accredited by the University of Brighton.

It was created by Dr Anita Rose, the company’s director of clinical services and consultant neuropsychologist.

She said: “We’ve always put a premium on training but how do we ensure its quality? To me it was important to provide our staff with a training programme that was externally validated to stringent criteria.”

Dr Rose created three assessment-based learning units, each with six modules.

The first core unit, captures the basic elements of understanding Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and neuro rehabilitation.

The second has six more modules related to the use of multi-disciplinary therapies in ABI neuro rehabilitation and, in the final learning unit, staff will study psychosocial issues commonly experienced in neuro rehabilitation. Dr Rose has also developed all the required assessments and evaluations.

Dr Rose added: “It’s been incredibly hard work to set up the course, but it’s definitely going to prove its worth. Training is vital for all our staff and we have always been very committed to it, but now we have the proof of its quality and value.”

Julien Payne, managing director of Titleworth Neuro, said: “This will be incredibly valuable in helping us to maintain the consistency of care we provide for our clients.”