List of training for domiciliary care staff

Empowering domiciliary care staff with essential training: A pathway to excellence

In the evolving healthcare landscape, domiciliary care is critical, offering essential support to those who prefer to receive care in their familiar home environment. The Mandatory Training Group is dedicated to ensuring that our domiciliary care staff have the knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, competent, and compliant care. In this blog, Rose explores the vital training required for domiciliary care staff, underlining the importance of ongoing professional development to meet legislative requirements and the highest standards of care.

The importance of training in domiciliary care

Key statistics highlight the growing demand for domiciliary care in the UK:

  • Increased demand - Due to an ageing population, the number of people requiring domiciliary care is projected to rise significantly.
  • Quality impact - Studies have shown that well-trained care staff can dramatically improve care recipients' outcomes by reducing hospital readmission rates and enhancing the overall patient experience.

These facts underscore the necessity for robust training programmes that meet current standards and anticipate future needs.

Key definitions and legislative framework

Domiciliary care - Care provided in a person’s home, encompassing personal care, support with medication, and assistance with daily activities.

Legislation and regulations

Domiciliary care staff in the UK must comply with stringent regulations and standards to ensure safety and quality:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - Require employers to ensure the safety and health of their workers, including those providing care in domestic settings.
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) - Domiciliary care providers must be registered with the CQC and adhere to the fundamental standards of quality and safety.
  • Data Protection Act 2018 - Staff must be trained to handle personal and sensitive data in compliance with GDPR.

Training essentials for domiciliary care staff

Core skills

  • First Aid and CPR - Critical for responding to emergencies.
  • Medication management - Ensuring safe handling and administration of medications.

Specialised care training

  • Dementia care - Tailored strategies to support individuals with dementia.
  • Mobility assistance - Techniques for safely aiding with mobility.

Legal and ethical training

  • Understanding legislation - Comprehensive knowledge of laws affecting care provision.
  • Ethical decision making - Training on confidentiality, consent, and ethical considerations in care.

Best practices and recommendations

To achieve the highest standards of domiciliary care, The Mandatory Training Group recommends:

  • Ongoing training - Continuous professional development to keep pace with healthcare advancements and legislative changes.
  • Person-centred approach - Training that emphasises dignity, independence, and the preferences of the individual receiving care.
  • Feedback mechanisms - Regular feedback from care recipients and staff to refine and improve training programmes.


Effective training is the cornerstone of high-quality domiciliary care. By investing in comprehensive and up-to-date training for our staff, The Mandatory Training Group meets statutory and regulatory requirements. It ensures that our care recipients live dignified, independent lives in their homes. We are committed to fostering an environment where continual learning and improvement are at our heart.

Are you looking to enhance your skills in domiciliary care? Look no further. Click here to explore our comprehensive domiciliary care training courses. Join our community of dedicated healthcare professionals, and together, let's elevate the standard to impact the lives of those we serve profoundly.

About the author

Rose Mabiza

Rose has dedicated over 15 years to improving health and social care quality through practice, targeted education and training. Her extensive experience includes working with older adults, individuals with mental health conditions, and people with autism and learning disabilities.

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