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Our training solutions team have a wealth of skills and knowledge to be able to deliver our training courses.
Our trainers have a variety of experience throughout their careers and are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Please see our book your training page to see details of which trainers deliver specific courses.
I qualified as a Teacher in 1986 and love to help people to see the magic in their job. I have previously worked in Domiciliary care and supported living. I started at Age UK H&W as a volunteer, rapidly becoming a Senior Trainer and now Training Co-ordinator. I am an expert in Moving and Handling instruction, being RoSPA trained. I've worked extensively with Health and Social Care Workers across the West Midlands and consistently improved quality of care standards in the industry. I am proud to lead a highly-respected dynamic team of trainers.
When I retired, I joined Age UK H&W as a volunteer as Age UK National the largest charity associated with later life and they hold similar views to myself in that later life should be a positive stage and we should do all we can to live well in later life. I now use my teaching skills as part of the training team and enjoy researching the latest information and keeping myself up to date in all the areas I cover. Throughout my career I have gained several qualifications including; BSc in Microbiology, PGCE, Early Years Teaching Diploma, NVQ assessor awards D32/33, OCR examiner for Health & Social Care, OCN internal moderator for Age UK.
I am a registered Nurse with specialist knowledge of older adults, health promotion and community based support systems.
I am a specialist high-quality trainer including Medication Management and First Aid, delivering courses across Worcestershire to Residential and Nursing Homes, Domiciliary Care Agencies and members of the public through Worcestershire County Council's Libraries and Learning Unit.
I am a Training Associate working with Age UK H&W, where I have been working since June 2018. I worked as a healthcare support worker from 1975, then went on to do my nurse training, qualifying in 1984. I continue to hold my registration currently. I have done various training courses since gaining my qualification as a nurse, including the ENB 997/998 Teaching & Assessing Course, Mental Health Awareness/first aid, as well as various tissue viability courses.
I have been working in Learning and Development on and off for over 30 years!. I have been employed to develop and deliver training to the local government, the Prison service, further education colleges, private organisations and charitable organisations. I decided to work in health and social care after helping support my Grandparents. I joined Age UK H&W as I believe the training offered to support staff clients and families is of the highest standard, assessable and inclusive.
Throughout my career I have gained the following qualifications; Certificate of education (post 16); NVQ’s in Health and social care up to level 5; Cert Ed Arts and Humanities; Cert Ed Business Management and finance; People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer's Certificate (Level 4).
I joined Age UK over 9 years ago starting in the Trading arm of the Charity as a Trading Arranger. I brought many years of experience and qualifications within the competitive financial sector and integrated these skills within the Charity. I then moved to the Independent Living Team which supported people by installing adaptations and mobility aids in their homes, organising a team of handypersons and a dynamic NHS referral system. I now work as a Training Administrator and find that my experience in a highly regulated Industry has fully equipped me with strong organisational and time management skills necessary for the role. Age UK H&W offers wonderful support and plenty of opportunities, along the way I have gained valuable Training to further my career including Dementia Training, GDPR Training, Fire Marshall, First Aid and many more.
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Telephone: 0800 008 6077