“Our care work is fundamentally emotional work and understanding emotions is a prerequisite to understanding the physical, mental and emotional needs and difficulties of others. Only with true understanding can we meaningfully support people to live the best life they possibly can.”

Riccall Care Trainers’ Qualifications & Experience

We see qualifications and supported experience as the cornerstone of our growth and success and the training of our carers is a hugely important part of delivering the very best care to you.  As one of the region’s leading care agencies we are also committed to helping any organisation that would benefit from our high calibre training.

Based in our dedicated training suite

We are happy to offer discounted approved training courses to all professionals and organisations working in the care sector.

We were delighted to be finalists in the 2016 Skills for Care Accolades in the Best Provider of Learning and Development category. Read the full story…

Our trainees tell us we have created a learning environment where they feel empowered, guided and valued, but most importantly inspired to become Care Partners, proudly practicing  person-centred care in the community.

Geri Walker
Training and Improvement Consultant

Skills for Care Accolade finalists 2015/16

Geri has over 30 years’ experience in Operational and People Development Management and is a PTLLS qualified Lifelong Learning Teacher.

Geri’s passion is facilitating ‘person- centred’ thinking to enable people and organisations to reach their full potential and service excellence. One of her favourite quotes is:  “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

 What our participants say about Geri…

“Geri makes everyone feel at ease – she helps you if you struggle with anything and always knows a way to make things work better.”

 “Geri is an excellent trainer -she is very understanding and brings out the understanding you need to become a good carer, so we can deliver an excellent standard of care to the best of our abilities, encouraging us to ask questions on all the subjects covered.”

Riccall Care Trainers

Deb Smith
Training Section Manager

Riccall Care Trainer

Deb is our Care Trainer and has over 30 years’ experience  in sales and marketing management, is a fully qualified counsellor and a Train the Trainer in Health & Social Care.

Deb thrives on enabling her learners to focus ‘real skills’ on their roles and responsibilities and she passionately believes that fun and practical learning is integral to effectively embedding knowledge. Deb’s favourite book is ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho whose fundamental message is sometimes you seek what is already within.

What our participants say about Deb…

“Deb is an exceptional trainer, very motivated and informative. She brings fun into training sessions but always delivers the information needed for us to become excellent carers and resolve problems we might come across.”

 “Deb can always see the problems carers face and has solutions so we are well prepared to provide the best care possible.”

We offer private care training courses for anyone who would like to improve their care skills, including family members and professionals such as nominated first aiders and PAs.

Have a look at our extensive range of care courses. Feel free to contact us for further information.

Find out more about our York dedicated care training facility.

Jayne Lester
Training Administrative Support

Riccall Care Trainer

Jayne has 10 years’ experience in administration. Organised  and efficient  she likes to see a task to the end and is a valuable member of the Training Team, supporting  and assisting with the everyday tasks within the Care Training Department.

Friendly and outgoing, Jayne likes to make people smile. Caring and understanding, she is always willing to help when needed!

Debbie Tabiner
Care Trainer

Debbie Tabiner - Care Trainer Riccall Care

Debbie has worked in the care sector for over 28 years in a variety of roles from care assistant with the elderly and support worker for people with learning disabilities, to Service Manager of a supported living scheme. Most recently, before joining Riccall Care, Debbie worked with the NHS as a house leader provided nursing support.