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All our staff are continually trained to a high standard and have experience working within the social care industry.
You will be assigned a key person on your arrival at the holiday accommodation and that person will dedicate themselves to seeing to your care and support needs.
Your key person will have knowledge of your likes and dislikes, which will be obtained prior to your holiday (see home visits). Your key person will support you on our planned excursions, and will be happy to assist you with any other requests you may have.
Paul has worked within the learning disability services since 1995. Initially with an organisation providing holidays for adults with learning disabilities. Paul spent 18 months on their staff team as a volunteer, where he learnt the values ethics and morality that has seen him through his career in the learning disability service.
Paul then went on to work as a support worker in the learning disability service for local government before taking up a position as home manager in the private sector in 2000.
Whilst working as a support worker and home manager Paul undertook many training courses and seminars, including advanced first aid, moving and handling, medication administration, as well as completing his NVQ level four , Registered Manager award and A1 assessor award.
Paul has been employed by City College Manchester as a part time lecturer, training and assessing a level 2 medication administration course run by ASET.
Like Paul, Jane-Ann started her career in the learning disabilities service as a volunteer.
Jane spent much of the spare time she had off from studying her language degree at university supporting service users on supported holidays.
Jane went on to work firstly as a support worker for Calderstones NHS trust then as a home manager.
Whilst as a home manager Jane continued to further her education and completed an Open University degree in Health and Social Care in 2000.
Jane also underwent extensive training in first aid, moving and handling, along with many mandatory courses.
Jane's relentless pursuit of education led her to City College Manchester, in 2002 where she began working for the Health Training Services Department training and teaching NVQ in social care levels 2 - 4, Jane also teaches first aid, food hygiene, personal care, moving and handling, infection control along with medication administration.
Jane completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education in 2005 and is a qualified NVQ assessor and verifier.
Adam has been with us since 2008 and started with us at Papillon as a volunteer support worker.
Adam quickly learned the values and morals of working with vulnerable adults and made it his career choice soon after.
Adam energy and enthusiasm makes him a hit with the younger holiday makers, and you will often find Adam doing additional holiday activities with the group of an evening.
Adam is currently undergoing his NVQ Level training and has attended all mandatory training courses, and you will often find Adam pursuing additional training and courses in his own time.