Keys To Care


Groundbreaking New Tool for Care Workers Warmly Welcomed

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Practical, authoritative and jargon-free, this set of 12 keys cover:

  • The Care Plan
  • Care at Night
  • Continence Care
  • Daily Life
  • Dementia
  • Eating & Drinking
  • Emergencies
  • End of Life Care
  • Family & Friends
  • Listening & Talking
  • Mouth & Teeth Care
  • Privacy & Choice

The Keys to Care have been put together by people who live and work in homes and offer an encouraging and confidence-building support for induction and training programmes, or simply as a trigger to discussion.

“A brilliant idea and so well executed.”  
         Sharon Allen,CEO, Skills for Care

“The keys to care are certainly very good indeed. They do just what you said they are intended to do. I can see them being very useful...  ...they’re something for carers, and most of all, for clients to have. So that the clients realise that these are the standards which the carers are trained to.”  
         A manager's feedback

“I just wanted to say how delighted I am with the Keys to Care. Every member of my staff has been issued with a set and I have received very positive feedback from everyone. We also keep a set in the lounge so that residents and visitors can see if we measure up to what we hope to achieve.”
         A Residential Home, Norfolk

The Keys to Care are the outcome of the R&RA’s work, supported by Comic Relief, researching the need for accessible training support for care workers, particularly in residential care but also, increasingly, in home settings. Designed specifically for this busy group, sometimes with limited communication opportunities and skills, they are attracting enthusiastic interest.

The Keys to Care are available now, download an order form here


The Keynotes

The Keynotes expand each topic, and are intended to help the care worker explore each subject further and develop their practice with the use of references, relevant regulations, and examples of good practice. Each of which helps to bring the topic to life.