Andrew Houldey

Social care workers

Social care workers could sign register following APPG investigation

Social care workers could be required to sign a national register following an investigation which has estimated 500,000 people are untrained. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care (APPG) has dubbed the situation “a national emergency” and will make recommendations in September following an inquiry. The move could see social care workers forced to achieve …

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Mental Health First Aid course Acacia Training

Acacia Training and MHFA England seek change with two-day mental health first aid course

Did you know one in four people experience a diagnosable mental health condition each year? Take a second to think about that. That’s about a quarter of our population who need the right support – and yet, about 70% of people with a mental illness receive no treatment at all*. Acacia Training and Mental Health …

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Wellonomics

Staffordshire company partners with new programme to improve wellbeing

Staffordshire company Acacia Training has joined forces with the creators of a revolutionary new programme to improve mental health in the UK workforce. The Trentham-based firm has become the official training partner for Wellonomics, a new online assessment tool devised to monitor and support wellbeing in the workplace. Acacia Training was the first in the …

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mental health first aid

Acacia Training asks employers to consider mental health first aid this Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

This Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (May 13 – 19) Acacia Training is encouraging employers to consider mental health first aid. We have trained over 500 Mental Health First Aiders with our two-day course delivered by Mental Health First Aid England trainers – and we’ve just started offering Youth Mental Health First Aid courses. Our …

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Paula Shepherd Acacia Training

Paula launched her own home care company after being inspired by Acacia Training

Former hotel manager Paula Shepherd launched her own home care company after being inspired by her Acacia Training assessor. Paula, 52, from Leek, had also worked as a factory manager and trained adults in college IT before switching to the care sector four years ago. She said: “I just wanted a change and a job …

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Dementia Bundle Courses

The Dementia 2020 Challenge – how Acacia Training is improving dementia training and care in the UK

The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 was established in 2015 and aims for England to become the best country for dementia care and support by 2020. The challenge also wants the UK to be the best country in the world for people with dementia, their carers and families to live and the best place …

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European Social Fund Grants

European Social Fund (ESF) grants – what happens if there’s a ‘no deal’ Brexit?

Acacia Training offers a range of health and social care courses which are fully funded by European Social Fund (ESF) grants – but what happens in a ‘no deal’ Brexit? Under the withdrawal agreement, all ESF programmes would be fully funded under the current 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. In July 2018 the government confirmed it …

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apprenticeship levy funds

Unsure how to spend your Apprenticeship Levy pot? Acacia Training can help!

In 2017, the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced by the UK government. However, in the first year 92% of funds in accounts had been unused, equating to over £1bn. This means that in the upcoming year these funds are either required to be spent or they risk being lost completely. Your Apprenticeship Levy Options Use your …

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