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Vida Healthcare makes significant investment in providing outstanding dementia care

by Kirsty Kirsty

The UK’s leading provider of dementia care, Vida Healthcare, has recruited and trained
more than 250 care workers over the past year and invested in innovation simulation
equipment for first class training.

Employed across Vida’s three care facilities in North Yorkshire – Vida Court, Vida Grange
and Vida Hall – the 252 employees have joined the business since the beginning of 2023
and have provided expert, dedicated dementia care to meet residents’ healthcare needs,
from early onset dementia care, residential, nursing and complex dementia care to
Huntington’s Disease care.

Vida’s commitment to investing in creating better care for people living with dementia has
led to all three of the company’s care homes being rated as Outstanding by the Care
Quality Commission (CQC), becoming the only Outstanding rated specialist dementia
care provider in the District of Harrogate.
One of the main factors behind achieving this accreditation is the environments within
which the Vida team provides its industry-leading care.
Each of the company’s three care homes offer residents state-of-the-art facilities in
homely, comforting environments. The homes are separated into separate ‘houses’, which
all feature bespoke, adapted facilities designed to meet with the early onset and complex
needs of residents who are at different points on their dementia journey.

As part of its mission to ensure residents are provided with the highest quality of
compassionate care, as well as working to change the perceptions of social care as a
career path, Vida is dedicated to nurturing the future generation of social care talent.
This dedication led to Vida launching its own bespoke, 2,500 sq ft training centre, The Vida
Healthcare Academy, in September last year.
Opened to establish a permanent base for Vida’s unique training department, the Vida
Healthcare Academy demonstrates the company’s commitment to lifelong learning for
team members, providing opportunities for career development and progression.
The team at the Vida Healthcare Academy is always investing in new and innovative
techniques and technologies, in order to provide staff with the very latest in dementia
care training. Most recently, investment has been made in simulation equipment for
clinical skills training, that can simulate different kinds of wounds, trauma and pressure
damage. This enables staff to identify different kinds of wounds they may be presented
with and help them to identify when to take action.
Speaking about the latest cohort to join the team, James Rycroft, managing director at
Vida Healthcare, said: “We’re thrilled to have welcomed more than 250 new recruits to
the Vida team since the start of last year, which is testament to our positive working
environment and the significant professional growth and development opportunities we
offer as a business.

“We’re not only passionate about highlighting the fantastic career opportunities available
within the social care sector, but are also dedicated to providing the very best in specialist,
person-centred dementia care here at Vida. This commitment has led to all three of our
specialist care homes being rated Outstanding by the CQC, which is a truly fantastic
achievement and something that the entire Vida team is incredibly proud of.
“As we look to the future, our mission remains to build our team of caring and
understanding care workers further, in order to ensure we can continue to provide our
residents with the very best in compassionate, dignified care to help improve their
wellbeing and quality of life.”

Vida has further demonstrated its commitment to shaping the next generation of social
care professionals by establishing a partnership with the University of Bradford, through
which it has offered almost 100 nursing and paramedic students placements at its three
care homes since the relationship between the two institutions began in 2020.
Further information about Vida Healthcare and its three Outstanding rated care homes
can be found at www.vidahealthcare.co.uk.

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