We are incredibly excited and very proud to have been short-listed as a finalist for the Skills for Care Accolades 2014/2015 in the ‘Best Employer of under 250 staff’ category!
The Skills for Care Accolades recognise organisations and employers who are committed to delivering high quality care and developing their workforce. We were informed in October that a Skills for Care Area Officer would be visiting us in November to verify that the content of our application form was true and correct. Following this visit, it was confirmed that we have been shortlisted with two other entries. The final judging panels will be sitting in February and the winner will be announced on the 12th of March.
To be short-listed is a wonderful achievement that we feel recognises our endeavours. We work incredibly hard to have a well-trained and highly skilled workforce that are capable, competent and confident in their roles. Over 81% of our workforce have a QCF diploma and we are continuously sourcing additional training courses to further enhance the knowledge of our staff.
Registered Manager, Catherine Gunnewicht said, “To be short-listed as a finalist is very exciting. I’m very proud of our standards and the commitment our carers have to their work and their continued professional development.”
Most recently, 23 of our staff attended a Parkinson’s workshop led by someone living with Parkinson’s. It was a most insightful session and those who attended found it fascinating. This is just one example of how we prioritise the development of our staff in an incredibly challenging and ever-changing industry.
We will be sure to share the results when they are announced in March!