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Fantastic feedback from CareShield’s Chinese visitors





CareShield has been delighted with the feedback recently received from their Chinese delegates, who visited the UK at the beginning of the month. Overall, the impression the visits to care homes gave their visitors was of specialised, advanced Health and Care training in the UK.  The Chinese felt that this significantly contributed to a mature, specialised profession that they would love to see replicated in China as soon as possible.

China does not have regulatory frameworks or specialised training in the sector, so having seen the facilities provided by the five care homes they visited – especially best practice dementia care, with music therapy memory and sensory gardens – they were genuinely impressed.

Emma Sweetlove, CareShield’s General Manager said; “It was a pleasure to organise the trip, as every guest has been so complimentary about the arrangements and the hospitality we provided. “Excellent” was the most common comment we received.

“The delegation’s learning and experiences on the trip are feeding into the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs “Healthy China” 5-year plan, so they were eager to report back once they returned home.  They therefore were not only interested in the training, facilities and care provided by each of our clients, there was also a real eagerness to understand the different business models and UK statistics underpinning the management systems they were being shown.

“Obviously having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Planning Institute on Ageing (CPIA) last year, we are building relationships and developing business through regular reciprocal visits – and very much look forward to hosting our next Anglo-Sino visit.  The delegates have all fed back that they would find visits to nursing homes really useful, so we’ll begin our planning shortly!”