12:30PM, Saturday 24 January 2015
An innovative programme which it is claimed will result in better care for residents has been launched across the Royal Borough this week.
Harm-Free Care aims to equip care home staff with the skills they themselves identified as being key to their areas of work.
Part of the programme gives care staff the opportunity to experience what it is like to be partially-sighted, using special glasses that simulate the visual impairments experienced by many older people.
"We are ramping up investment in care home staff as part of our commitment to improving residents' wellbeing and keeping them out of hospital for as long as possible," said Cllr David Coppinger, chairman of the Royal Borough's Health and Wellbeing Board.
"Very importantly, residents will benefit from more confident, highly-skilled staff who are attuned to their needs and can respond in safe and sensitive ways."
The launch took place on Monday at Windsor Guildhall in High Street.
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