The greatest asset we have in delivering a high-quality service is our staff team. We are very proud of the dedication and commitment shown throughout our organisation.
We are extremely proud of our Training Department and the variety of training that is offered to those we employ. Offering training packages to those who have no experience in care, to bespoke training for employees who have a wealth of experience and knowledge, there is no training which cannot be offered.
As well as eLearning training, we also offer face to face training and peer to peer support training. With qualified trainers within the Organisation, we offer inhouse training that can be tailored to individuals we support and staff alike. Meeting the standards set out in the Oliver McGowan training, our aim is always to exceed the minimum training standards and go beyond to empower supported individuals and staff.
The Society also offers more bespoke training to help support individuals within our care, this can be diabetes training, PEG training, epilepsy training, mental health first aider training to name a few. The Society has a strong focus on positive behavioural support and this training underpins our values and mission statement to support individuals for positive outcomes.
Embracing equality and diversity, there is no person we cannot teach and help to grow. Utilising all platforms of learning such as computers, written and practical training, our inclusive approach meets all needs.
Whilst we don’t facilitate formal qualifications such as Diplomas anymore, we support staff to embark on these qualifications at various levels from level 2 and up offering time and support within the Organisation to complete. We work alongside other training departments to do this.
The Durnford Society is an accredited End of Life centre having undertaken St Luke’s Six Steps program.
Our aim is to provide a high-quality training and development package in order to ensure motivated, competent, professional and appropriately trained staff. In order to achieve this, we aim to create an environment and culture where individual staff development is recognised within the organisation
Our Training Department consists of a Quality Assurance/Training Manager, a Training and Development Facilitator and suitably qualified members of the Organisation’s Management Team. We hold the prestigious Investors In People Award.
In order to enable our Staff to undertake their roles to the best of their abilities, we provide a comprehensive Induction and Training package covering the mandatory Common Induction Standards as laid down by Skills For Care and an in-house induction covering safe working practices/systems alongside Policies and Procedures.
Our development package is divided into time-limited sections and achievement of each of these link into the organisation’s salary structure. Formal training sessions and workbooks are used to support the development of knowledge and skills..
Further training on specific subjects will be organised through the organisation’s individual Personal Development Programme in conjunction with Line Managers and the Training Department.
Parkstone Lane is a registered care home providing specialist complex care support for individuals with Learning disabilities. The home is small and provides care and support for up to four people. There is one bedroom that can accommodate physical needs.
Oaklands is a registered care home providing specialist complex care support for individuals with Learning disabilities. The home has capacity to support up to nine people. Based within a bungalow, Oaklands has provision to deal with all physical needs.
Supported Living & Domiciliary Care: Providing home care and support, the service can support with personal care needs, through to daily tasks such as shopping. The Service is registered with CQC and is regulated, is a contracted and approved provider with Plymouth City Council and is an accredited End of Life provider from St Luke’s.
This service is for individuals who require support who choose to live in their own home
This service is for individuals who require 24 hour support and care