Karen Anderson MSc. has over 35 years’ experience in the health and social care sector which has shaped her values regarding the profession and her intolerance of care that is not centred on the recipient. Karen has enjoyed a varied career as both a support worker and a Registered Manager in a variety of settings before focusing on training members of the profession having qualified as a Teacher in 2009. Enabling care staff to gain insight and empathise with the individual care recipient is the cornerstone of her teaching approach.
Karen is particularly interested in advocating for individuals for whom communication is a challenge and ensuring that others appreciate that behaviour is a great medium for conveying messages.
Karen gained a master’s degree in Dementia Studies with the University of Stirling (an internationally renowned centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia). She is particularly keen to work with services which aim to enrich the quality of lives of individuals by incorporating the creative arts and the great outdoors into their care. Karen particularly enjoys working with care professionals who work in community services, supporting individuals who continue to live in their own homes.
Lynda Beddow has over 35 years’ experience in the Health and Social Care Sector with fourteen years at management level. With this experience she mentors Care Home Managers in their role, ensuring they have support and guidance to lead teams, exceed CQC regulations and provide high quality care to the people they support.
Lynda has extensive knowledge of health and safety having qualified with the NEBOSH General National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and NEBOSH Fire Certificate in Fire Safety. She can support services in undertaking risk assessments and produce risk management plans which comply with statutory requirements in addition to training the workforce.
A highly experienced First Aid Trainer for Adults and Paediatrics including Anaphylaxis, Lynda is accredited to award a full suite of First Aid qualifications.
Lynda has also achieved a variety of care qualifications including NVQ Level 5 in Management, Care Level 4 and the Registered Managers Award and is well-versed in the management requirements of registered services.
Lynda is able to provide training in TETS Ltd.’s fully equipped training room in addition to inhouse training for Residential and Nursing Homes.
All of TETS’ Trainers have achieved qualifications to teach a variety of care competencies including People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainers Certificate, ROSPA accredited Level 4 in Advanced Manual Handling for Single Handed Care, Train the Trainer Safe Administration of Medication, and Competent Trainer Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam Administration.
As qualified Assessors and Internal Verifiers, TETS Trainers are able to produce reliable observations of practice and robust competence assessments. Being members of the Association of Healthcare Trainers, they abide by their Code of Ethics and Conditions in the facilitation of their training activity. Trainers ensure their subject knowledge is current by undertaking continuous professional development. TETS Trainers all hold current Enhanced DBS checks with the update service and are bound by a strict confidentiality clause.
Public liability £5,000,000 and Professional Indemnity insurance of £25,000.