Staff at hcs Specialist Supported Living
The staff at hcs Specialist Supported Living will provide high levels of support depending on assessed need. Finding the right support team is important to us. It’s not just about finding someone that does a good job; it’s also about finding someone who ideally shares the same hobbies and interests as the person they’re supporting. It’s a style of support that we know leads to great outcomes for the people we support.
The recruitment process of Hesley Group is thorough and before joining us at hcs Specialist Supported Living people’s employment histories are thoroughly checked, references taken up and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks carried out.
We are dedicated to improving the performance and self-esteem of our staff in a way that directly improves the quality of life of the people we support. To this end the Workforce Development Department within Hesley Group provides and commissions a comprehensive programme of workforce development activities. To do this a blended learning approach is used including delivery in the classroom for most programmes, e-learning where needed, on the job coaching and mentoring, apprenticeships, qualifications both vocational, academic and professional, accredited courses, open learning and further Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
All new staff are required to attend and complete a relevant corporate and service-specific induction programme to their role. These are aimed at meeting national legislation and standards such as the Care Certificate and Level 2 diploma in Care. We also run a comprehensive leadership and management programme which ensures managers have the knowledge, skills and abilities to lead and manage effectively.
People at hcs Specialist Supported Living are supported in accessing all community services, including:
- General Practitioner
Each person is registered with a local GP and everyone has a Health Action Plan. Additional and/or specialist support can be accessed as required, for example in relation to epilepsy or specific nutritional needs. People are encouraged to lead a balanced lifestyle and are supported in choosing and preparing meals that are healthy and nutritious as well as being involved in regular exercise.