Manual handling for carers – training in the home

Yesterday was another busy day as we were training a client’s carers in the home. Training in the home environment is so beneficial as we are able to assess any issues, and find the solutions, as they occur. All of the training we offer is tailored to the client, their needs and goals. Something that simply cannot be done on-line OR in an external venue.

The importance of correct manual handling

All manual handling care plans should be tailormade to the needs of the person that carers are working with, whether they live in a residential home or in their own home. Problems start to appear when carers use generalised techniques and apply them to all of their clients.  The risks of getting it wrong are particularly high when the same equipment is used with multiple users, for example at schools, hospitals and care homes.