Training and Developement

You will be pleased to know that the owner Louise and the Leadership team value training for all of the staff team.  Progressing with a career path is not for all, generally due to outside commitments at that time, but for those who are keen to progress we are ever expanding and like to think outside the box.  Louise also has achieved many Msc models in Relationship care through Surrey University to include Training in Dementia Care and is particularly interested in improving the Quality of Life and reducing stress and anxiety for people living with a Dementia.

At Wisteria House Woolwell, we have a seperate comfortable training bungalow which hold one large training room and two small training rooms.  We also have nice lunches on training days!

As an example one of our Wisteria staff - Jade started Wisteria House an an Apprentice Carer at the age of 16 at our Wisteria Stoke home, worked through various training, became a Trainee Registered Manager at our Wisteria Plymstock home and is now becoming a Registered Manager for Quality of Life at our Wisteria Woolwell home.

We are always keen to let each member of staff choose training that they are naturally interested in.  Most staff choose either a path of healthcare or quality of life, although we do have a few staff who are interested in specialalities such as End of life.  We are happy for people to think outsdie the bexo when it comes to training, which we often refer to as Specialisms to include our wage structure.

Louise the owner is not very good at saying no to other care homes that come up for sale in Plymouth, so we always invest in training such as Trainee Registered Managers.  Most of Wisteria homes have 1 or 2 Trainee Registered Managers at any one time.  It is not jut about completing a Level 5 in Leadership, it also includes hands on work experience in all areas of Management and Leadership skills, to include taking a fair share of being left in charge over weekends and any of the Registered Managers absences due to sickness/holdiays.  So if you are looking to become a Registred Managers the training you will receive is excellent and we will also fully prepare you for a management role.