Alzheimer’strain­ing pro­gram­me­con­tract is­signed­with­UK­firm

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

A com­pany which op­er­ates a pro­gramme of ac­tiv­i­ties within the Ir­ish care sec­tor has signed a ma­jor con­tract with a UK com­pany that de­liv­ers train­ing pro­grammes in Co Wex­ford.

Imag­i­na­tionGYM will dis­trib­ute Train­ing2Care’s ac­tiv­ity train­ing pro­gramme for alzheimer’s and de­men­tia.

Train­ing2Care is one of the largest train­ing com­pa­nies in the el­der care sec­tor in Bri­tain and de­liv­ers over 200 dif­fer­ent types of courses each year to stake­holder or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing over 50,000 care homes and cen­tres.

The com­pany’s flag­ship prod­uct, which will fea­ture Imag­i­na­tionGYM, is the Vir­tual De­men­tia Tour Bus which is an ex­tremely pop­u­lar work­shop al­low­ing par­tic­i­pants to ex­pe­ri­ence what it is like to have de­men­tia so that they can bet­ter un­der­stand the con­di­tion.

The pro­gramme has re­cently been in­tro­duced in St James’ Hospi­tal, Dublin, and the UK com­pany has sev­eral buses on the road at all times to meet in­creas­ing de­mand.

The pro­gramme is par­tic­u­larly ac­tive in New Ross with a num­ber of cen­tres hav­ing sent staff to train in it in­clud­ing Cherry Grove

Nurs­ing Home, the New Houghton Hospi­tal, Mill­house Care Cen­tre and the Ros­ber­con Com­mu­nity Scheme.

Com­ment­ing on the Imag­i­na­tionGYM pro­gramme, Glenn Knight, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor with Train­ing2Care, said the pro­gramme has been very suc­cess­ful in Ire­land.

He said rep­re­sen­ta­tives of his com­pany has vis­ited some of the nurs­ing homes here that utilise the pro­gramme and they have been im­pressed by what they saw.

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