Meet our first Care Certificate ‘graduates’!

We’re delighted to have welcomed 18 new carers to the team here at SweetTree. The carers are the first to have completed their Care Certificates through the SweetTree Training Academy, demonstrating skills and passion for providing high quality care.


The Care Certificate was introduced last year for all new carers working within a health or social care setting. To achieve it, carers must reach a high standard in 15 key areas, including communication, privacy and dignity, equality and diversity, safeguarding, dementia and mental health.


To celebrate their accomplishment, the 18 graduates were invited to receive their certificates at a special mini graduation ceremony held at our head office in central London, before being treated to a celebratory dinner.


Katerina Savova (pictured far right), who has joined our specialist home care team providing live-in care for two clients with dementia, commented: “This was a fantastic way to celebrate the completion of our training, as everyone has worked really hard. The training that SweetTree provides and how focused the company is on career development was one of the main reasons I applied to work here. I now look forward to getting to know my clients and to building strong relationships with them.”


The 12-week Care Certificate now forms part of the comprehensive training programmes provided at SweetTree, with every team member supported in their professional development and to continually learn and progress.


Nicki Bones, director of operations at SweetTree, explains: “We’re delighted to welcome these 18 new carers to the team. They have demonstrated their knowledge and skills, as well as passion and a commitment to providing the highest quality of care possible for clients.”


She added: “As a leading care provider, we are dedicated to the ongoing development of all our team members. Through the SweetTree Training Academy we provide comprehensive training programmes, helping our carers to continually advance, at every stage of their development.”


At SweetTree we provide support at home for individuals with a wide range of care needs. Services include care for those experiencing age related frailty and more specialist programmes for those with dementia, mental health related illness, learning disabilities, brain injuries, neurological conditions and palliative care needs. We were recently named the 35th best company to work for by the Sunday Times.


For more details about working at SweetTree and current vacancies please click here.


Photo caption: SweetTree MD Barry Sweetbaum, with graduates Teresa Esteban, Konstantina Gerou, training manager Michael Beresford, graduates Carol Buchan, Tracey Jones, director of operations Nicki Bones and Katerina Savova

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