Care England CEO Professor Martin Green has been hailed as a Caring Hero following a visit to Springhill Care Home in Accrington, Lancashire.
During a tour of the home, which includes a state-of-the-art dementia centre, Martin was presented with a Caring Heroes badge for his commitment to care.
Martin said: “I’ve been inspired by what I’ve seen and heard at Springhill. I was so impressed by everyone I met, and by the amazing care and support the home provides to residents and their families.
“I’m proud to wear the Caring Heroes badge and support the campaign which helps the cause for continually improving care services at all levels.”
Springhill Care Group’s Caring Heroes campaign highlights the good work being carried out every day in the care sector and the challenges it faces, including plugging the skills gap in future years.
Martin was accompanied on his tour by Springhill Care Group chairman Ken Nolan, managing director Donna Briggs, general manager Curtis Bennett, manager Bernadette Bennett and associate director for people and organisational development Virginia Perkins.
Ken said: “We fully appreciate Care England’s support for our work and the way they have got behind our Caring Heroes campaign. We need this kind of commitment at the highest levels to help the cause for best practice care in our care homes for the future.
“We face some difficult changes in the care sector including rising overheads, upskilling staff and increasing demands on our services at a time of squeezed social care budgets.”