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.

Somerset Business Awards

Care Focus wins Business of the Year Award

Care Focus are delighted to announce that we have won the "Business of the Year 1-10 Employees Award".

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 Access Care Training Courses

We offer a wide range of open care training courses at venues across the South West to help you save costs and allow you to send only workers that require training.

Flexible In-House Care Training

We can provide in-house care training to your workforce in your care home or homecare agency. We offer very competitive pricing due to our cost recovery policy.

Low Cost Online DBS Checks

Online DBS checks start from only £50 inc VAT for an enhanced DBS disclosure. Results are usually within 48 hours and an online certificate is provided so workers can start employment.

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 in 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
7th Dec12.30pm - 3pmSocial Media and Marketing TrainingWsM, BS23£50 + VATView
10th Jan9.30am - 12.30pmPerson Centred Care TrainingYeovil£50 + VATView
10th Jan12.30pm - 3pmSocial Media and Marketing TrainingTaunton£50 + VATView
11th Jan2pm - 4pmMental Capacity Act Awareness TrainingBridgwater£30 + VATView
12th Jan10am - 12pmMental Capacity Act Awareness TrainingSwimbridge Nr Barnstaple£30 + VATView
12th Jan1pm - 4pmDementia Awareness Training for Care ProfessionalsSwimbridge Nr Barnstaple£30 + VATView
17th Jan10am - 12.30pmPerson Centred Care TrainingBridgwater£50 + VATView
18th Jan1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingBristol£30 + VATView
18th Jan10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingBristol£60 + VATView
19th Jan9.15am - 4.30pmMCA & DoLS for ManagersChard, Somerset£150 + VATView
25th Jan10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingTaunton£60 + VATView
25th Jan10am - 12pmMental Capacity Act Awareness TrainingBristol£30 + VATView
25th Jan1pm - 4pmDementia Awareness Training for Care ProfessionalsBristol£30 + VATView
25th Jan1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingTaunton£30 + VATView
27th Jan10am - 1pmPerson Centred Care TrainingCoxley£50 + VATView
1st Feb10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingFrome£60 + VATView
1st Feb10am - 12pmMental Capacity Act Awareness TrainingYeovil£30 + VATView
1st Feb1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingFrome£30 + VATView
2nd Feb10am - 1pmPerson Centred Care TrainingYeovil£50 + VATView
7th Feb12.30pm - 3pmSocial Media and Marketing TrainingBristol£50 + VATView
7th Feb10am - 12pmMental Capacity Act Awareness TrainingBrent Knoll£30 + VATView
8th Feb10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingHoniton£60 + VATView
8th Feb10am - 1pmDementia Awareness Training for Care ProfessionalsTiverton£30 + VATView
8th Feb1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingHoniton£30 + VATView
13th Feb1pm - 3pmMental Health Awareness TrainingTaunton£30 + VATView
15th Feb10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingBridgwater£60 + VATView
15th Feb1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingBridgwater£30 + VATView
22nd Feb1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingBristol£30 + VATView
22nd Feb10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingBristol£60 + VATView
23rd Feb2pm - 4pmMental Capacity Act Awareness TrainingTaunton£30 + VATView
23rd Feb10am - 1pmPerson Centred Care TrainingTaunton£50 + VATView
1st Mar10am - 12pmMental Capacity Act Awareness TrainingFrome£30 + VATView
1st Mar10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingTaunton£60 + VATView
1st Mar1pm - 4pmPerson Centred Care TrainingFrome£50 + VATView
1st Mar1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingTaunton£30 + VATView
2nd Mar10am - 1pmPerson Centred Care TrainingBrent Knoll£50 + VATView
7th Mar12.30pm - 3pmSocial Media and Marketing TrainingBridgwater£50 + VATView
8th Mar10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingFrome£60 + VATView
8th Mar10am - 1pmDementia Awareness Training for Care ProfessionalsHoniton£30 + VATView
8th Mar1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingFrome£30 + VATView
14th Mar10am - 1pmPerson Centred Care TrainingYeovil£50 + VATView
14th Mar1pm - 3pmMental Health Awareness TrainingWeston-super-Mare£30 + VATView
15th Mar10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingHoniton£60 + VATView
15th Mar10am - 1pmDementia Awareness Training for Care ProfessionalsBrent Knoll£30 + VATView
15th Mar1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingHoniton£30 + VATView
16th Mar1pm - 4pmPerson Centred Care TrainingBridgwater£50 + VATView
22nd Mar10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingBridgwater£60 + VATView
22nd Mar1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingBridgwater£30 + VATView
23rd Mar10am - 1pmPerson Centred Care TrainingSwimbridge Nr Barnstaple£50 + VATView
29th Mar10am - 1pmSupervision TrainingBristol£60 + VATView
29th Mar1.30pm - 3.30pmSafeguarding Adults TrainingBristol£30 + VATView

Why choose us?

Trusted

We have been established since 2006 and strive to build relationships with our customers to meet their needs and ensure the highest quality standard of care is delivered.

Flexible

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.

Expertise

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

Excellence

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

Areas We Cover

Somerset

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

Devon

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

Gloucestershire

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

Testimonials

“‘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