Staff

Our home is run by efficient,dedicated and experienced staff. Twenty four hour care and services are provided by approximately 14 staff. We also take all reasonable steps to ensure that all staff employed have no previous history which would be inconsistent with a caring profession. Prospective staff are interveiwed and require two professional references and an enhanced criminal record check. it is important to all concerned that the right candidate is recruited, to ensure we maintain our residents expectations of the home. staff play a large part in the residents holist plan of care we have a key worker role in place and staff are encouraged to update and put in information gathered by the residents to deliver a high standard of care. staff here at Astral have the appropriate training to address the residents needs,Training is ongoing,mandatory and non mandatory. A comprehensive induction and supervision procedure is in place.

Manager holds the RMA, leadership and management, training the trainer in Demetia Care,Moving & handling and numerous other relevant courses.

Assistant Manager also holds the leadership & Management,  Dementia Care, and other numerous courses in health & social care.

Training is an integral part of the home and all staff receive appropropriate training both mandatory and elective. New staff receive an induction involving training,supervision and supernumery time working alongside an experienced member of staff. all staff receive health & Safety,infection control,moving & handling,emergency first aid and fire training. additional training includes diabetes,stoma care,care of the dying, counselling,safe handling of medication.