HC-One’s People Development programmes have been awarded Centre of Excellence status by Skills for Care, recognising that they demonstrate exemplary learning and development for their staff.
There are only six other Skills for Care Centres of Excellence in the UK, and the HC-One People Development Team is only one of two in-house training providers, the other being The Royal Mencap Society.
Chai Patel (pictured), chairman of HC-One, said: “We are delighted that our People and Development programme has been awarded Centre of Excellence status and are honoured that HC-One has been recognised as a great place for personal development and an organisation that invests in the futures of its staff. Our colleagues are at the cornerstone of HC-One and we want to do as much as we can to help them develop their careers, and deliver the kindest care.
“We are very proud of the multi-award winning training and career development programme, which is in use across all HC-One homes. Gaining this status is a wonderful recognition that our programmes generate meaningful and valuable outcomes for both staff and residents. We hope this will encourage more people to work in the care sector.”
Skills for Care Centre of Excellence status recognises projects that have demonstrated exemplary learning and development provision, exhibited innovation and continual development and can prove they’ve delivered high quality improvement to the services they work with. They can also show full commitment to the Leadership Qualities Framework.