The Inspiration Care Team
At Inspiration Care, we believe teamwork is the key to providing the highest quality care and support possible. Like our service users, each member of staff brings their own background, interests, personalities and culture to our diverse team. However, the one thing all members of staff share is a commitment to the philosophies presented in the Inspiration Care Charter.
Each member of the team is provided with comprehensive training in all aspects of their work, including mandatory training in the following:
- Fire Safety
- Food Hygiene
- First Aid
- Health and Safety
- Infection Control
- Manual Handling
- Safe Guarding (protection of vulnerable adults)
- Mental Capacity/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Specialised training as required
Individually, our staff are encouraged to advance their knowledge and understanding of their environment with ongoing training that reflects the needs of the individuals they care for, their own needs, aspirations and their role within the company.
Terence Lewis, Registered Home Manager, Chesfield House
Terence is the Manager of Chesfield House, having worked with the company since it’s birth. Terence has been working in social care for 7/8 years – he can’t really remember because it all rolls into one!! For the majority of that time Terence has been fortunate enough to work with Karen Hall – one of the directors of Inspiration Care.
Realising that Karen had a real heart for supporting vulnerable adults, and a strong desire to do this better than what was happening, Terence had no hesitation in joining Karen to start up Inspiration Care. Having Martyn Titcombe as the other director, with the same strong core morality – and a psychotic work rate on board was the icing on the cake!
In his time in care Terence has working with adults with a range of conditions, including learning disabilities, mental health, ABI and genetic disorders. Terence has personal experiences of dealing with schizophrenia and dealing with people who are alcohol dependant, he is very interested in Genetics, the diversity of life and disorders that can come from these.
Terence feels very fortunate that his learning and personal development have excelled. At Inspiration Care he has had the opportunity to complete his RMA, NVQ 4 in Health and Social Care and qualifications in PWS and ABI. Terence does feel very strongly about the positive nature of the Mental Capacity Act, DoL’s and PCP’s all of which he believes are of enormous importance in ensuring that people in the care system are dealt with in the right way – (he can go on about these – ear-plugs can on occasions be a MUST at Chesfield House!).
Terence is married, has three young children – two boys and a girl (who fortunately takes after her mother). Most of his free time is spent cooing at his youngest child; learning the names of all of the dinosaurs who ever lived with his 3 year old, or being told off by his 6 year old.
If the children are not about Terence enjoys producing paintings – generally watercolours.