Care Focus (South West) CIC

We are an award winning community interest company set up and regulated so that all our activities and assets provide community benefit to health, housing and social care.

Nutrition Training

New Nutrition Training Courses

  • MUST
  • Dysphagia Training
  • Nutrition and Dementia
  • General Nutrition for Older Adults
  • Nutrition and Learning Disabilities
Care Awards 2017

Care Awards 2017

Nominations are now open for the 10th annual Care Focus Care Awards 2017.

Open Care Training Courses

Bespoke and Open Courses for Care and Support

  • MCA & DoLS for Managers
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Safeguarding Awareness
  • Person Centred Care Records
  • Positive Risk Management
  • Safeguarding for Managers

Our Services

Open Care Training Courses

We offer a range of open care training courses at venues across the South West to help you save costs and enable you send individual workers on training courses.

Flexible In-House Care Training

We can provide in-house training to groups of workers within your care home or homecare agency and we offer very competitive pricing due to our cost recovery policy.

Low Cost Online DBS Checks

We offer online DBS checks starting from only £50 inc VAT for an enhanced disclosure. Results are usually within 48 hours and an online certificate is provided so they can start working.

Quality Support for Care Providers

We offer post and pre CQC mock inspection reviews which highlight areas of good practice and identifies areas that could be improved on helping improve your CQC ratings.

Quality Monitoring and Assurance

In working with specialists who have extensive experience within this field, we offer a totally bespoke package of quality monitoring to meet regulations and requirements of care organisations.

Workforce Development Fund

The Workforce Development Fund is available in Bristol, B&NES, Somerset, Devon, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Care Focus Affiliate Scheme

Our affiliate scheme is available to care providers and provides a range of benefits including access to workforce knowledge checks, discounted online DBS checks and priority booking.

NMDS-SC Support and Reporting

We can help you setup and update your National Minimum Data Set for Social Care and ensure you are compliant to apply for the Workforce Development Fund.

Registered Manager Networks

Funded by Skills for Care. These meetings across Somerset are accompanied by Registered Managers who will chair the meetings and Skills for Care Locality Manager.

Open Care Training Courses

We deliver care training courses throughout the year across the South West.

All our training is delivered by experienced trainers and have a background working in health, housing and social care.

DateTimeTraining CourseLocationPriceBook
28th Oct1pm – 3.30pmGeneral Nutrition for Older AdultsTaunton£50 + VATView
1st Nov12.30pm - 3pmSocial Media and Marketing TrainingFrome, BA11£50 + VATView
3rd Nov10am - 12:30pmPerson Centred Care Records TrainingBristol, BS34£50 + VATView
3rd Nov1:30pm - 3:30pmDementia Awareness TrainingBristol, BS34£30 + VATView
10th Nov10am - 12:30pmPerson Centred Care Records TrainingYeovil, BA21£50 + VATView
10th Nov1:30pm - 3:30pmMental Capacity Act Awareness TrainingYeovil, BA21£30 + VATView
11th Nov9:30am – 12:00pmNutrition and DementiaYeovil£50 + VATView
11th Nov1pm – 3:30pmDysphagia TrainingYeovil£50 + VATView
17th Nov10am - 12pmSafeguarding Adults Awareness TrainingHoniton£30 + VATView
17th Nov1pm - 3pmDementia Awareness TrainingHoniton£30 + VATView
23rd Nov9:30am – 12pmNutrition and Learning Disabilities TrainingBurnham-on-Sea£50 + VATView
23rd Nov1pm - 3:30pmMalnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) TrainingBurnham-on-Sea£50 + VATView
24th Nov9:30am - 12pmPerson Centred Care Records TrainingTaunton, TA1£50 + VATView
24th Nov1pm - 3.30pmPositive Risk ManagementTaunton, TA1£50 + VATView
29th Nov9:15am - 4:30pmSafeguarding Adults for ManagersChard, Somerset£150 + VATView
30th Nov9:30am – 12pmMalnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) TrainingMinehead£50 + VATView
30th Nov1pm - 3.30pmNutrition and DementiaMinehead£50 + VATView
1st Dec10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingHoniton£60 + VATView
1st Dec2pm - 4pmMental Capacity Act Awareness TrainingHoniton£30 + VATView
7th Dec12.30pm - 3pmSocial Media and Marketing TrainingWsM, BS23£50 + VATView
8th Dec10am - 12:30pmPositive Risk ManagementBridgwater, TA6£50 + VATView
8th Dec1:30pm - 3:30pmDementia Awareness TrainingBridgwater, TA6£30 + VATView
10th Jan12.30pm - 3pmSocial Media and Marketing TrainingTaunton£50 + VATView
19th Jan9.15am - 4.30pmMCA & DoLS for ManagersChard, Somerset£150 + VATView

Why choose us?


We have been established since 2006 and we strive to build relationships with our customers to meet their needs and ensure they provide a high quality standard of care.


We can offer our services and training outside of normal office working hours to provide you with flexibility and times that are suitable for you.


Our highly regarded team have many years’ experience in identifying and delivering cost-effective, bespoke quality improvement, business development and training solutions.


We are committed to raising standards and promoting excellence across independent, voluntary and public care, support, health, housing and community services.

Areas We Cover


Taunton | Wells | Yeovil | Bridgwater | Glastonbury | Minehead | Frome | Burham-on-Sea | Wellington | Cheddar | Ilminster | Sedgemoor


Exeter | Toquay | Brixham | Plymouth | Dartmouth | Totnes | Barnstaple | Paignton | Illfracombe | Okehampton | Exmouth | Tavistock | Bideford | Sidmouth | Dawlish | Tiverton


Cheltenham | Cirencester | Stroud | Tewkesbury | Gloucester | Cotswold | Forest of Dean

West of England

Bristol | Bath & North East Somerset | South Gloucestershire | North Somerset

Who We Work With

  • Care Homes
  • Nursing Homes
  • Homecare
  • Domicillary Care
  • Adult Social Care
  • CQC and Non Registered
  • Local Authorities
  • Dementia Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Older People
  • Hospices
  • Supported Living
  • Sheltered Housing
  • GPs
  • NHS and Healthcare
  • Hospitals
  • CCGs
  • Dentists
  • Housing Associations
  • Training Providers


“‘We have been able to significantly improve our standards, not only in the delivery of care but also management and administration and we genuinely recognise that we would not be in the position we are today, without the help of Care Focus’”.

Angela Hine, Registered Manager, The Rectory Care Home

"I have been using DBS for Care a lot at the moment and have found its a really easy straight forward site to use, I have also found that the results are coming back very quickly which is very useful! Overall it's been fantastic so far."

Deanna, Recruitment Administrator, Care Home in Bristol

“We thought our safeguarding processes were good. However, when it came to proving this, it was quite difficult. Care Focus helped us to review our systems, improve our procedure and ensure we can prove how we deliver. They were knowledgeable without being pushy and really understood how general practice works”.

Rachel Stark, Practice Manager - East Quay Medical Centre