The first generation of Assistant Practitioners qualified this month at Askham Village Community. AVC Training, the training centre which is part of Askham Village Community, proudly supported this initiative as a new role comes with great responsibility for each centre. Askham and AVC worked together to find the best approach and to offer the best training for this first generation. The new Assistant Practitioners are now fully trained thanks to our training manager, Michelle Barker. She used specific techniques in order for the people trained to be able to ensure excellent outcomes for the group’s young and elderly residents.

Michelle Barker, AVC Training and Askham Village Community training and development manager, said: “We’re thrilled to see the first-ever group of assistant practitioners qualify at Askham. They have undergone a period of extensive training and competency assessments, enabling them to be ready to provide professional care and clinical interventions to enhance our residents’ experience.

Find out more about this first generation and the outcome of this event here: