Enrich activities and improve wellbeing with Alive Coaching
The Alive Meaningful Activity Coaching Programme is a fun and lasting way for staff in any role to learn how to engage older people creatively, every day. The programme will significantly increase staff skills, motivation and confidence whilst improving staff retention and CQC ratings.
Spread over the course of 10 weeks, programmes can cover any key area of meaningful activity from reminiscence and life story work, theming sessions, one-to-one work and day to day occupation to how to integrate the arts or community with care setting life.
Staff take part in a full day training course, growing in confidence and skill through observing, co-leading, then leading activities with our trainer whilst on the job. Mentoring and personalised action plans embed learning and an evaluation report for use with the CQC provides helpful next steps and recommendations for the manager.
Results of Alive coaching
84% of staff reported an increase in knowledge after the training sessions
82% staff reported an increase in their skill level after the training sessions
79% staff reported an increased confidence after their training sessions
The manager rated the programme as excellent saying “It has made staff realise that more is needed than just ‘care.’ That the activities and social side of care is keeping them alive too! It has given the staff an awareness, stimulated them and opened their eyes to the importance of activities!
We are only half way through our Coaching Programme, but when I walk round the homes already I can see a change in the way staff are interacting with residents. It’s making a real difference to our homes and to the lives of our residents. Rich Crocker, Bristol Care Homes Director
The Coaching has definitely helped us to achieve our improved CQC rating. Our staff are now more confident and able to deliver a variety of activities. I’d recommend the Coaching Programme to other homes. Shelley Holbrook, Care Home Manager, Bernash