Priory Adult Care (formerly Amore Care) Homes in the West Midlands have been invited to join an ENRICH (Enabling Research in Care Homes) project which will provide training for qualified nurses. Analisa Smythe, Dementia Project Lead at Priory Adult Care (formerly Amore Care) said that it is well recognized that nurses working in care homes often lack the relevant training and clinical leadership support. Analisa explained more about the project: “The grant of £200,000 that we have received from the Burdett Trust for Nursing will fund a two year project evaluating a combination of interventions; training delivered in the workplace, university based education and supervision to reinforce potential care quality improvements.
We plan to recruit 75 qualified nurses from nursing homes across Birmingham. Should the training prove beneficial it could be delivered to a large number of nurses in care homes, providing sustained improvements in dignified care for people living with dementia, improved leadership skills, reduction in burn-out and increased confidence in the care of people living with dementia”.
Alongside this project, Dr Paul McDonald (PhD AFBPsS Research Manager, Research & Innovation at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust) has been delivering research training sessions in our care homes to help staff understand the research process. Paul stated that “Amore Care is a pioneer in this respect”.
Steve Amos, Priory Adult Care (formerly Amore Care) Dementia Lead stated: “Projects such as this provide another welcome option to improve the quality of care that people living with dementia have an absolute right to. As a corporate organization, we are continuing to develop a strong relationship with ENRICH and support the ongoing commitment to creating the image of what excellent dementia care should look like”.
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