Senior management staff of a care group are set to become the first participants in a leadership development programme which will be used internally and then rolled out to others within the health and social care sector.
A pilot of the Springhill leadership in care development programme is be delivered to directors and general managers across the Springhill Care Group.
Once the pilot is complete in September, the programme will be offered to the rest of the care sector, managed and delivered by the Springhill Learning and Development centre.
The group operates three care homes – Springhill Care Home in Accrington, Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale and Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol, along with Affinity Supporting People, a supported living service, also in Accrington.
The programme places emphasis on person centred leadership and explores the challenges of delivering a service which meets the rigorous criteria of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and will address the five key lines of inquiry inspection process: is a service safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.
Theresa Swan, learning and development manager at Springhill, said: “During our Investors in People assessment, we were acknowledged as actively promoting inspirational leadership. We then decided to expand our services to provide an innovative approach to leadership, initially internally and then across the sector.”
Supported by Knoweldgelink, a leading North West consultancy company, the programme has been designed with Springhill staff to support teams with inspirational leadership, motivating and encouraging their staff, whilst developing a deeper understanding of themselves as leaders.
The programme has received external approval with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).