Recommendation ID

Training:- What are the effects of different approaches to home care training on outcomes for people who use home care services?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Workforce training is perceived to help improve the delivery of home care services to both practitioners and people using the services. Reviews for this guideline found a lack of evidence on the impact of home care-specific training on outcomes for people using home care. Studies of comparative design are needed to evaluate different approaches to home care training, and whether they change home care workers' practices in ways that improve outcomes for people and their carers, including safety and safeguarding. A scoping study is needed to identify the range and content of current training and ongoing support for home care workers, including specialist and generalist training. The outputs could inform future study design. Studies of qualitative design are needed to ascertain the views and perceptions of older people and their informal carers on worker competence. The views of commissioners and provider organisations on their experiences of training are also needed.


Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes
Date issued
September 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No