Food Hygiene Training 

All of our team involved in the training passed with flying colours with our training providing feedback to Management that the team performed exceptionally well throught the day and in the final exam.

 

The REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Awareness course provided the attendees with a knowledge base and understanding of all aspects of food hygiene including; 

  • The benefits of high standards of hygiene within the food industry, explaining what is meant by ‘Food Safety’.
  • The disadvantages and costs of poor standards of hygiene within the food industry.
  • The role of the employer and employee in maintaining these standards.
  • The terms ‘food poisoning’, ‘food contamination’ and food safety hazards.
  • The incidence of food poisoning within Scotland over the previous 10 year period.
  • The role of food safety management systems based on HACCP principles
  • The use of a documented food safety management system.
  • The relationship between hazards and risk.
  • The importance of keeping accurate records.
  • The importance of reporting possible food safety hazards to supervisors.

 

We would like to share our thanks to the team for their continued commitment to support the health and wellbeing of the young people in our care by engaging with this training.

Lifelong Learning

 

 

Horizons staff team are dedicated to Lifelong Learning, which in it's broadest terms means the ongoing, voluntary, and self motivated pursuit for knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

 

A number of our team have recently engaged in a programme of E-Learning through Future Learn, delivered by the University of Strathclyde.  The synopsis of this programme is listed below:

 

 

Caring For Vulnerable Children

 

In times of austerity and shrinking public services, the task of identifying and caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging. This course enables staff to explore some of the issues involved in undertaking this task.

 

Issues of risk and vulnerability will be considered, as well as how we define good enough parenting. We’ll think about how children grow and develop, and how we can provide them with containment and security via meaningful relationships and attachments.  The course will also look at the particular skills involved in communicating with children and young people.

The course will explore the characteristics that define different methods of practice and how some approaches can help us to resist risk-averse thinking. We’ll consider different possible interventions and how, in Scotland, this is managed within the Children’s Hearing System.

The course will conclude by reflecting on the current politics of caring for vulnerable children in a context of budget cuts and increasing child poverty.

 

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/vulnerable-children

 

Newsflash!!!

We are OPEN!

 

Our newest Horizons House - Glendale in Gorebridge, Midlothian.

 

 

 Horizons have successfully developed service provision to a sustained high standard.  This can be evidenced within our Care Inspectorate Reports.

 

The continued commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism from our House Teams have led to many successful outcomes for our young people and their families both past and present. 

 

Our thanks and recognition go to the professionals that we are currently engaged with and those that we’ve had the opportunity to work with since opening.  We have and will continue to strive to ensure that our service provision exceeds their expectations and remains dynamic to meet the needs of the young people we care for.

Head Office

 

Horizons Residential Care Ltd

Hillview House
28 Drum Brae South

Edinburgh

EH12 8SS

 

0131 283 9874

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