The constant drive to improve quality standards at Borough Care has been recognised in Stockport’s Business Awards.
The care group, which has 500 permanent staff across 11 homes caring for over 460 residents won the ‘Best Non for Profit Organisation’ in a glittering ceremony held at the Hallmark Hotel in Handforth.
The award follows a series of initiatives designed by Borough Care’s senior management team to improve the lives of the older people in its care, the majority of whom live with dementia.
This has included a detailed training programme rolled out to all staff, particularly those working on a one to one basis, on how best to engage, enthuse and empower the ageing mind.
Chief Executive Kathryn Farmer said: “We are delighted the work of all our staff has been recognised in this award. We are particularly pleased that local people on whose behalf we are working, have seen how hard everyone is trying to raise standards.”
Mrs Farmer, who is a Registered Nurse and has spent the majority of her career working with older people, added: “At a time when this sector is quite rightly under the microscope we feel this award shows just what can be achieved through an abiding attention to detail, a continual self critique, and the desire to create happy communities in which we promote independence, choice and control.”
Borough Care was formed over 21 years ago and was the first of Stockport Councils services to be transferred to a non profit based independent organisation that is focused on operating for the benefit of the community.