It is compulsory for all carers at Carpenders Care Limited to undertake and complete the induction course before commencing any care duties. This will involve commitment and participation in ongoing set programmes.

This programme explores the vital role home carers have in making sure that they prepare food that is safe to eat. It covers the range of factors that home carers must appreciate when preparing food for service users, and aims to consider the causes and effects of food poisoning. This helps to develop an understanding of how to handle, store and prepare food properly and improves awareness of the importance of good personal hygiene, including when it is essential to wash hands. Also explored is the need for working within a clean kitchen environment.

Topics covered: Personal Hygiene • Your Hands • Your Clothes • Your Health • Shopping • Work Areas • Preparation and Handling • Cooking and Serving •