AgeNI - Enrich

Age NI, in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA), is delighted to be working on a new training programme to improve the skills and confidence of staff in nursing and residential care homes.

Enrich, which is funded by the PHA, and delivered by Age NI staff and volunteer peer facilitators, aims to promote the recruitment and retention of residential home, nursing and care staff. The programme also aims to influence the capability and competencies of the care workforce to improve the overall experience of older people.

It builds on the success of Project RETAIN, which involved similar training being delivered to nursing and healthcare staff in hospital settings.

Voice of older people

Enrich was co-produced by Age NI and older people and is based on what older people said matters most with regard to their care. There are three key areas covered by Enrich – Age Awareness, Communication and Dementia awareness.

Age NI is proud that older people’s voices are at the centre of developing training which aims to improve the experience of older people in care homes.

We know from delivering the training already that staff really value this perspective, and that it has given them a better understanding of how older people want to be cared for and supported.

Find out more

If you are interested in participating in Enrich, call Age NI on 028 9024 5729 or email: carehomes@hscni.net.