Our Achievement Through People

Riccall Care is built by and for people In 1984 Peter and Sheila Lawson, together with daughter Gill, opened a small residential care home. During the 90s they diversified into domiciliary care and established Riccall Care (RC), a home care business employing 25-30 part-time workers. Today, York’s leading independent home care agency and preferred supplier to City of York Council, with the help of daughters and son-in-laws, Gill and Tony Conroy now employ around 300 [...]

Keeping Quality of Life with Dementia

May 15-21st this year is Dementia Awareness week (DWA). The week of events throws a spotlight on dementia to help increase understanding of the condition, raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Society, their work and fund raising. Keeping quality of life with dementia Dementia is a term that describes symptoms of progressive brain damage most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease or mini strokes as in vascular dementia, which cause loss of memory, difficulties in problem solving, [...]

Mentoring first class carers

  With the aim to drive up and unify the quality of care offered across the UK the new Care Certificate was introduced in late 2014, replacing the previous Induction to Adult Health & Social Care Work. In response we have designed and implemented a high quality Care Certificate programme with built in mentoring to produce first class carers. Our Care Certificate course has been tried, tested and well received by our own carers as [...]

Skills for Care Accolade Finalists

We are delighted to be finalists in the prestigious Skills for Care Accolade Awards. Now in its 13th year, the Accolades finalists shortlist is an eclectic mix of employers, training providers, local authorities and individual employers who have all demonstrated an innovative approach to developing learning and development opportunities for the 1.5 million adult social care workforce in England. Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “Adult social care needs to be much more confident [...]

Being Human – rewarding work in care

What makes us crave satisfaction in our lives? Why do we want a sense of achievement and rewards beyond the pay cheque at the end of the month? It’s long been recognized that we don’t work for money alone, we work and work well when we are appreciated, recognized and feel that our contribution is worthwhile - when we feel we are making a difference. That ‘difference’ could also be life changing for others who [...]

Hire Character Train Skill

Adult Health and Social Care Training in Yorkshire To be a good carer you need to care. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Yet, we know it’s not. Caring is a complex role that takes skill, courage, compassion and integrity supported by good care training. The foundation of our home care service is the provision of well trained, kind and reliable carers. To do this we actively seek and encourage like-minded people to join us and we [...]

Memory Clinics – York and North Yorkshire

This year Dementia Week in the UK runs from 19th – 23rd May. In support of all the activities happening up and down the country we look at memory clinics; what they are and how they are specifically set up to diagnose and support people affected by dementia. Around 800,000 people In the UK today are affected by dementia. The term dementia describes a group of related symptoms that all point to the loss of [...]

Care Training Facilities Ideally Located for York and Selby Area

Find out what Matthew Rennison, Training Director of MR Safety Training, and his clients think about our care training facilities... "We found Riccall Care through a referral by an existing customer in the area.  We met the training team, who we found to be very professional, and they will stop at nothing to meet our specific requirements.  When searching for a suitable venue, we have a strict criteria to follow, and Riccall Care met this [...]

Dedicated Training Suite for Carers

[fullwidth_text alt_background="none" width="1/1" el_position="first last"] "Our training gives carers the skills and knowledge to handle their roles with increased confidence." [/fullwidth_text] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom="yes" pb_border_bottom="no" width="1/3" el_position="first"] New Training Suite for Carers - York & Selby Well equipped Experienced trainers Accredited courses Professional development [/vc_column_text] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom="no" pb_border_bottom="no" width="2/3" el_position="last"] Training Suite to aid the personal and professional development of carers. Riccall Carers are to open their dedicated training suite to a wider audience who would [...]

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