At Sirius, we are focused on delivering the very highest quality of care to each and every one of our clients across Hull and East Yorkshire, through our team of highly trained, dedicated carers.
At Sirius, we value our carers and treat them as the hardworking professionals that they are. We make sure we really look after our carers, so they can focus on what they do best – looking after our clients across Hull and East Yorkshire.
The ‘Mum’ test
In addition to the standard recruitment processes you’d expect from a home care agency, at Sirius we only recruit people that we’d trust to look after our own family – we feel that’s the very best test we can do.
Our carers are highly trained
All Sirius carers undergo a comprehensive induction and training scheme made up of no less than 27 training courses (a combination of classroom-based training and e-learning) as well as on-the-job shadowing before their pass their probation with us. Our office team then continues to provide ongoing support throughout their career, as well as the opportunity to undertake further vocational training in their chosen specialisms.
Our training courses
This workshop ensures all our carers are clear about our business visions and values of delivering first-rate quality home care, treating our clients as individuals and providing exceptional customer service at all times.
Person-centred care is at the core of everything we do and so we conduct workshops focused on training our carers of the importance of always putting people at the centre of decisions about their care. This course also covers sexuality and LGBT+ awareness.
All Sirius carers undergo this recently introduced course covering Coronavirus prevention and control, general infection prevention and control (including handwashing) and the safe use and removal of PPE. The safest place for anyone right now is at home – rest assured that with us, you’re in safe hands.
All Sirius carers are trained to understand how to recognise abuse within the workplace, and the process to follow to report and deal with abuse. We supplement this course with examples, best practice and a commitment to always work to protect our clients and operate in their best interests.
All Sirius carers and office staff are trained in Basic life Support (BLS). This is a level of medical care used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.
At Sirius HQ we have hospital beds, patient hoists, wheelchairs, commodes and walkers and use them to provide our carers with practical hands-on training. This ensures they work to current guidelines, demonstrating best practice techniques and minimising the risk of any injury to either client or carer.
The purpose of this course is to raise our carer knowledge and awareness of COVID-19, or the Novel Coronavirus, and the ways to minimise the risk of infection.
This course aims to provide our carers with an understanding of how to promote privacy, respect and dignity.
This course is intended to provide our carers with an overview of the implications of falls in older people, and how these falls may be prevented and reduced through risk assessment.
This course is an introduction to food safety and aims to provide knowledge on key aspects of food hygiene to ensure good practice and the production of safe food.
Upon completion of this our carers have an understanding of the health and safety procedures that are related to the workplace.
The aim of this course is to enable our carers to understand basic infection control, transmission of infection, and how to minimise the risk of cross infection.
This course aims to provide our carers with an overview of the process of administering medication and the relevant legislation underpinning medication administration.
The aim of this course is to ensure that our carers are working to current guidelines, alleviating any poor techniques and minimising the risk of injury to themselves.
This course aims to enable our carers to list common types of PPE and how and when to use them.
On completion of this course our carers understand the term ‘person-centred care’ and the importance of putting people at the centre of decisions about their care.
This course aims to ensure our carers understand how to recognise abuse within the workplace, and the process to follow to report and deal with abuse.
This nationally-recognised course aims to give our carers the skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate and high quality care in their role as a health and social care worker.
This course gives our carers raised awareness of substances hazardous to health in the workplace.
This course covers a Person-Centred approach to Dementia and provides the understanding and knowledge needed to allow a better delivery of care within this sector.
This course provides our carers with an understanding of the importance of equality and inclusion, and working in an inclusive way.
Covering malnutrition and dehydration, this course looks at the principles of nutrition and how to support our clients with food and fluid intake.
This course provides an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and the implications they have for our clients and us as a care provider.
This course recognises the sexuality needs of individuals with learning disabilities and covers legislation relating to sexuality and relationships.