The GSF Care Homes Training programme is the most widely used training programme for all care homes in the UK, supporting all elderly residents as they near the end of their lives.  Thousands of care homes have undertaken GSF training from all across the UK and about a million residents and their families have benefited from improved 'gold standard' care, helping them to live well and die well in their care home.

What does GSF entail?

This comprises of six workshops over 9 months in your area, plus training programme guide, toolkit, DVD and access to a Virtual Learning Zone.  Completion of this programme can lead to accreditation as a GSF Care Home.

The benefits of being a Gold Standard Framework Care Home

Quality Improvement - training and educating staff with almost 3000 care homes trained, reaching aroung 200,000 staff.

Quality Assurance - several hundred homes have been accredited and hundreds reaccredited three years on, proving practical sustainability.  Accredited homes receive the GSF Quality Hallmark Award endorsed by all major care provider groups - Care England, NCA, NCF, RNHA.

Quality Recognition - GSF Accredited homes are recognised by local commissioners and nationall by CQC, NHS Choices and carehomes.co.uk as being kitemarks for quality in providing outstanding care.  GSF also helps deliver evidence for CQC inspections, providing the essence of the Care Act in practice.

Our next programme

Preparation: May 16th                  Workshop 3: Nov 1st
Workshop 1: July 6th                   Workshop 4: Jan 10th
Workshop 2: Sept 6th                  Pre Accreditation Workshop: Feb 13th

Click on the below links for more information:

GSF Care Homes Programme
GSF Training Fact Sheet
GSF Registration Letter

For more information please contact us at:

[email protected] Tel: 01743 291 891 or

[email protected] Tel: 0121 472 1191