Lucy Hoddy, Learning and Development Manager at Athena Care Homes, was speaking to one of the team from Forward Day Centre Kings Lynn while they worked with one of the residents at Goodwins Hall on a one-to-one basis. While the Forward team were working with residents, the Athena team were busy delivering Dementia Awareness Training to their friends and family. The event was well attended, and the Forward team mentioned they would be interested in taking part in something similar in the future.
Fast forward a few weeks, and Lucy booked five dates with Forward Day Centre to deliver training on Dementia, Safeguarding and Mental Health. Areas which will benefit all areas of the Kings Lynn community, not just care homes.
The first training session, which focused on Dementia, was recently completed with staff from the Forward team, who were presented with a certificate of completion and box of chocolates, as a thank you from Athena for all they’re doing for residents and the local community.
Lucy Hoddy, Athena’s Learning and Development Manager said, “When I heard about Forward DC’s interest in our training sessions, I was really excited. The team do an amazing job supporting a wide range of people within our community and this training will benefit lots of people locally, not just in our homes.”
We received thanks from the CEO of Forward, who commented, ’Athena is well known for their high standards of care, so we were delighted to be able to benefit from some of their training. Our Staff were very enthusiastic about Athena’s dementia training and fed back that it was well presented, very informative and in depth. Our Staff are looking forward to working closely with Athena in the future and taking part in more of their training.’
We hope that this will be the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership, where the adults at Forward Day Centre and the residents of Athena Care Homes can exchange visits, ideas and grow together!