Care service stars celebrate award success


BelongWigan+AthertonCertsCLS Group care workers from across the North West are celebrating after receiving a range of awards and professional qualifications at the organisation’s prestigious Star Awards ceremony, held at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Macclesfield. The awards recognise those members of staff who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to provide high quality care, while also celebrating carers who have recently earned professional qualifications.



The Star Awards saw over 150 CLS Group staff receiving professional qualifications, ranging from diplomas and apprenticeships in Care Leadership & Management and Adult Health & Social Care, to more specialist awards such as the Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care and the Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care.


As an accredited Investor in People, the CLS Group is committed to providing training for its staff and investing in their development, with over 80% of staff at Belong Villages and CLS care homes either qualified or working towards qualification. The Star Awards are open to all staff members. Colleagues and visitors are able to nominate the people and teams who make an exceptional contribution to the organisation’s residents, customers and staff.


Nick Dykes, Chief Executive of the CLS Group, commented: “The Star Awards are our opportunity to reward the hard work and dedication of our staff and acknowledge their extraordinary achievements over the past year. People are our most important asset, and we are committed to supporting all of our employees to become the best at what they do.”


The CLS Star Awards were made possible thanks to a number of generous sponsors, including Headline Sponsor Cognisco and Gold Sponsor Search recruitment. Other sponsors included Arjohuntleigh Getinge Group, Cruden Construction, Collective Purchasing, Boots, Birchall Foodservice, Pozzoni architecture, Barons, Westwells, CLC, CCR, and Skillsoft.


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