Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group has become the first care organisation in the North of England to have achieved the coveted Investors in People (IIP) Gold accreditation against the latest version of the leading best practice standard.
Springhill – which operates three care homes, Springhill in Accrington, Birch Green in Skelmersdale and Riversway in Bristol – was awarded IIP Gold after being assessed against the sixth generation IIP Standard which was launched in late 2015.
Assessors noted that Springhill “outperforms the health and social care sector average” in many areas of people management practice and that the group “is a leading organisation in its field”.
Steve Burrows, managing director of Investors in People North of England delivered by IDG, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Springhill Care Group and I would like to congratulate all of the team. We believe that your people make the difference and by investing in them you are looking to create sustainable success.
“IIP is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, providing a simple road map for excellence. With its Gold accreditation success against the sixth generation Standard, Springhill Care Group is certainly working to realise its people potential.”
Donna Briggs, managing director of Springhill Care Group, said: “We knew we’d done well to achieve IIP Gold but to be the only care provider in the North so far to do so proves how rigorous this really is and makes all our efforts worthwhile in terms of quality and best practice.
“At Springhill, we believe our people-led approach is supporting a sustainable future for the business, our employees, our residents and the communities we serve.”