UK elderly care providers Countrywide Care Homes have achieved accreditation against the prestigious Investors in People Standard, awarded to organisations that adhere to their framework for best practice people management.
The Investors in People standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. Successful accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability.
The Standard explores practices and outcomes within an organisation under three performance headings: leading, supporting and improving. The framework focusses on 9 key indicators of organisations that consistently outperform their peers, among which are leading and inspiring people, managing performance, recognising and rewarding high performance, delivering continuous improvement and creating sustainable success.
Accreditation was given to Countrywide following a comprehensive audit by Investor in People assessors who evaluate a company’s performance and approach to its people through a rigorous process of assessment and interviews with staff members across the organisation to provide a true representation of the company.
Countrywide Care Homes LTD was established in 2011 and is the sister company of the Maria Mallaband Care Group, which has had the IIP recognition since 2008.
Jenny Delic, HR Director said, ‘The Company has been focused at integrating both sides of the business to ensure excellent care delivery, commitment to training and development for our staff and excellent practice and teamwork of our effective managers and staff teams. We are very proud to receive the Investors in People recognition for Countrywide, which brings it in line with MMCG. It confirms the Company’s mission statement and its values.
The group operates 70 homes across the UK and employs over 3,600 members of staff.