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Alium Care Training
Alium Care Training
Alium Care Training specialise in providing care training courses and integrated programmes for all levels of staff within the Adult Social Care Sector, working in care and support environments supported living, residential and nursing homes day centres, domiciliary care, as well as hospitals and community services. We also work with charities who support people.

Exceeding Industry Standards

All our care training courses and programmes not only meet but often exceed industry standards as well as the Care Quality Commission's 5 Key Lines of Enquiry Inspection Standards. We are a preferred supplier of Surrey County Council and have delivered training to leading care homes and services across the UK.

Dedicated to Care and Support Training

We are passionate about providing an outstanding service and dedicated to building delegates’ skill base using innovative, tried and tested teaching and learning techniques. Alium is determined to bring fresh ways of thinking to the fore. We deliver programmes using innovative communication and motivation strategies so that delegates will be inspired, encouraged and invigorated to venture into the care and support environment with confidence, compassion and understanding for the important role that they play within society: providing supportive care that is totally person centred.
02034 189717
Inspection Ready Healthcare Ltd
My name is Shelley Watson and I formed Inspection Ready Healthcare Ltd in 2015 with a view to making a significant difference across the healthcare sector with regards to compliance; I wanted to allay the fears amongst staff with the inspection process undertaken by the Care Quality Commission and other regulators.  With 20 years of experience within the legal and compliance sector I felt it was time to help staff within healthcare with some of the many challenges they face on a daily basis with the main outcome, which I’m very passionate about is making a difference to the service user.

I started my university education in Medicine then moved to Healthcare Law, since then I have undertaken Masters Degrees in both Healthcare Law and Risk.  I am a qualified auditor and have professional membership with the Institute of Internal Auditors.  I have very high standards when it comes to compliance; however at the same time provide a sensible approach.  I am very driven and love a challenge.  My associates all have the same very high standards and no stone goes unturned during our audits.  My associates are experts within their own rights and have acquired many skills within the healthcare sector.

Long Business Description: A company that puts the service user at the heart of everything they do.  Inspection Ready Healthcare only use associates that are experts within the field of healthcare; being either doctors, nurses or social workers that have vast experience within the NHS, Independent Healthcare or Adult Social Care.  All our associates including myself are experts in compliance and are all CQC Inspectors or Specialist Advisers and conduct inspections across the healthcare sector on a regular basis; My Associates work daily within healthcare and therefore understands from a compliance perspective, staff perspective and service user perspective what is required and sometimes how difficult it can be to meet the challenges the healthcare sector face.  This in my opinion makes IRH very unique as we support the whole healthcare sector.
IRH provide support in the form of advice, mock CQC inspections, audits, bespoke consultancy projects, interim turnaround assistance which includes one of my associates spending a period of time within the service to address the challenges and put the service back on track.  In addition to this we also provide training to staff, including; safeguarding training, manual handling, infection control, registered manger training and preparation for registered manager interviews with the CQC.  IRH also work on large projects including supporting the NHS and Independent Healthcare with preparation for inspection.  One recent assignment being Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which has taken months of preparation including a Trust wide mock inspection, self-assessment, workshops with staff, staff booklet, CQC intranet page that staff can access, regulatory audits and regular training sessions.  Following this preparation the Hospital is hoping to retain their rating of ‘Good’.  We also offer a monthly subscription that services can sign up to; this offer includes quarterly visits to the service to ensure they are on track in preparation for inspection and ensures continuous quality improvement for service users.

Inspection Ready Healthcare has received accolades from many services for being approachable, humble and having a fantastic work ethic.  IRH have developed numerous workable policies and procedures, posters, staff handbooks to utilise and implement within services, these useful resources have been very helpful as a reminder to staff and to ensure they understand the requirements of key regulations.

We offer much more through our website and have supported organisations across the country with turnaround support and preparing for inspection.  IRH support organisations/care homes that have been placed in special measures and have received warning notices from the regulator.  We can offer speedy solutions for this and often prioritise special measures over existing work.
W & P Training
W & P Training
W & P Training offers businesses a variety of services within the Adult Care Sector specifically tailored to enhance Care Quality Commission requirements.  W & P are a family run business established in 2001 which prides itself on the quality of its products & services.  We provide a professional, responsive, efficient and impartial service to providers in the Health & Social Care sector. Our team of industry professionals come from a range of backgrounds including: CQC Inspection, Local Authority Policy & Commissioning, Nursing, Social Care, Executive Board Members & Former business owners. Our products and services are up to date with the latest legislation and regulatory guidance and are competitively priced, easily accessible and written and presented in various formats to meet your business needs.

We have a comprehensive range of products and services designed specifically for Small and Medium sizes business in the Health & Social Care Sector:

Policies & Procedures (Residential, Domiciliary, Clinical) English Standards
Policies & Procedures (Domiciliary) Welsh Standards
Policies & Procedures (Domiciliary) Scottish Standards (coming soon)
Business Start-up packages
Business Form packs
Care Certificate training pack
Staff Training Packs (35 Titles)
Management of Medicines
Level 3 & 5 Diplomas
Policy update subscription service
Business Audits (post or pre CQC inspection)
Tender/Bid Preparation
CQC Compliance Workshops
Care Act 2014 awareness workshop


Care Excellence Standard (CES)

 The Care Quality Commission or CQC have asked a few selected bodies that specialise in care management to develop a Bespoke Standard, designed solely for the Care Sector. As a result the CES or ‘Care Excellence Standard’. Has been developed and is expected to be launched in the spring of 2016.

Providers who attain the CES will demonstrate that their service EXCEEDS the current CQC standards and will act as a Mark of Excellence against your service. CQC are planning to introduce a new ‘ratings’ initiative which will indicate the level and standard of care provided in care homes. CQC have indicated that the implementation of CES, followed by a 3rd party, independent evaluation will assist Care Providers to achieve the highest rating and will make monitoring much simpler for the provider.

The CES will be an accredited ISO Standard and it is expected that third party auditors will need to be certified to this standard in order to carry out audits against the ISO standards. W&P’s auditors will be IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors) trained in readiness for the introduction of this new standard. If you would like to know more about the CES or our accredited audits please phone our Head Office on 01305 767104/


Care Certificate Pack

W&P has applied its experience and expertise to develop a training suite that covers all 15 standards of the care certificate. Because we have all worked in Health & Social Care we understand the importance of making training easily accessible, clear and user friendly. Our pack is clearly written so that it’s manageable for the learner and the assessor. The pack includes Notes and Introduction for the provider and Observation Guidance for assessors and an electronic spy pen so the trainer can record evidence. W&P Care Certificate training suite is a comprehensive one stop shop for Care Providers and is backed by our renowned excellent customer service.
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