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Charlie Begbie and Ben Curtis

Bluebird Care Swindon wins top training award with innovative e-learning for care workers

Care workers at Bluebird Care Swindon have been given a boost after the company was announced as the winner of a top training award for its innovative e-learning scheme for care workers.

Bluebird Care, one of the UK’s leading care at home providers, has won the Skillsoft Inspire Award for its new e-learning training programme for care workers, which trains staff in a variety of areas including the dementia, infection control and customer care policies of Bluebird Care Swindon which go above and beyond the regulatory standards and requirements.

The award, for Best Compliance Initiative, comes as a result of Bluebird Care’s continued investment in training and support for its staff, including implementing a new e-learning system. The new learning programme provides new recruits and current staff with a flexible and blended approach to learning that underpins the high quality service they deliver.

Bluebird Care offers training and support for its staff that goes above and beyond industry standards, with an industry-leading approach that sees staff trained for a minimum of 12 weeks at the start of their Bluebird Care career, and supervised on a monthly basis to provide ongoing support throughout their careers. Specialist training, including creating Dementia Champions throughout the business, means that customers receive the highest standards of care and care workers can develop a rewarding career.

Care in the home is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with Bluebird Care operating almost 200 offices across the UK, delivering 20,000 high quality visits to customers each day. Being a care worker is an incredibly rewarding career, and Bluebird Care staff are supported with high quality and flexible training, such as the award-winning Skillsoft e-learning programme.

Commenting, Owner of Bluebird Care Swindon, Ben Curtis, said: “Providing the best support and training to our staff is at the heart of everything we do at Bluebird Care, and we’re thrilled to have been recognised for this with a Skillsoft Inspire Award.

“Our staff deliver the highest possible standards of care and service for our customers, and we’re proud of the results they achieve.

“Training for our staff goes on throughout their careers, so they’re always up to date with the best possible practices. Our award-winning, flexible approach including e-learning plays a key part in delivering the best service to our customers.”

Commenting, Skillsoft UK Director of Compliance, Mike Newton said: “We are delighted for Bluebird Care, they have committed to compliance e-learning and the award is thoroughly deserved. This award category was strongly contested and the award judges were impressed with both Bluebird Care’s achievements to date and plans for the future.”

Bluebird Care Swindon, which has offices in the railway village, is currently recruiting more staff in order to be able to expand its service. For more information contact manager Charlie Begbie on 01793 698033 or email