Dementia care provider launches training centre
Specialist dementia care provider, Vida Healthcare, has opened a 2,500 sq ft training centre in Harrogate to support the career progression of people working in social care following the expansion of its training department.
Since 2019, Vida Healthcare has grown from 250 to 600 staff members, all of whom have undertaken training and development programmes with Vida Academy since its inception.
Vida Academy offers a range of courses, from the induction programme for new starters and Care Certificate, to specialist training courses and apprenticeships from Level 2 to Level 6.
The new training centre will also support the care home operator in attracting talent to the industry. It will be open to the public during recruitment fairs, which will provide applicants with the opportunity to apply for a job at Vida.
James Rycroft, managing director at Vida Healthcare, said: “We’re always on the lookout for new ways that we can invest in our staff, and people interested in a career in social care, and provide them with career development opportunities.
“Our team is our greatest asset and the new centre will ensure we can provide significant professional growth and development opportunities throughout their time with us.
“This will also ensure we can continue to provide residents with the highest quality of compassionate care.”