Award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care Homes hosted an empowerment day for the care sector in June, encouraging 220 people from eight different care providers and organisations to realise their potential and become more motivated to deliver outstanding care for residents.
Attendees on the day included the full range of team members that work in care homes such as General Managers, Care Assistants, Laundry Assistants, Receptionists and a number of high profile individuals from the sector involved in banking, recruitment and agency.
Hosted by Hallmark Care Homes Managing Director and Chair of Care England, Avnish Goyal, the seminar encouraged attendees including those from The Care Club, which is an association of care home owners who work together to share ideas and raise standards within their organisations, to evaluate their work and personal life by providing tools to empower them to grow and work better as a team.
Throughout the morning, Avnish, who won ‘Care Personality of the Year’ at last year’s National Care Awards, shared his life story to showcase to others that if you believe in yourself you can achieve your goals. He then stressed the importance of being a leader to others in the care industry, explaining that everyone can be a leader regardless of their role by using the four Fish! Philosophy principles; ‘be there’, ‘play’, ‘make their day’ and ‘choose your attitude.’
In the afternoon Avnish, was joined by transformation specialist Jermaine Harris, who shared his secrets to taking control of your career, body and life and internationally known speaker Jo Davison who talked about the famous Blue Cow concept and the importance of being positive in the workplace.
Managing Directors and team members from Majesticare, Precious Homes, Evolve Care Group, Athena Care Homes, SweetTree, Silvercrest and Westgate Healthcare were amongst the many guests who attended.
Mitesh Dhanak, Managing Director of Precious Homes said: “Precious Homes is proud to participate in these care sector empowerment days, which deliver an incredibly powerful result. Having been in the care sector for over 20 years, this is the only seminar where I have witnessed our team members being so enthused and energised following a training day. This is testament to all the speakers delivering a fantastic pitch which encouraged participants to think about their work as well as their personal lives and challenge themselves by asking questions and coming up with solutions of how they can be outstanding in both areas.”
Preyen Dewani, CEO of Evolve Care Group and a founding member of The Care Club said: “My team and I had a fantastic day. We all share a common vision at The Care Club which is to provide the best possible outcomes for people living and working with us. We are grateful to Avnish for leading this initiative, which is helping to transform the way we all think and work.”
Helen Smith, Home Manager at Oak Lodge, Majesticare’s facility in Somerset said: “The whole day was a thought provoking and enjoyable experience. It challenged negative energy, apathy and stagnation by encouraging many useful ideas to enhance positivity for yourselves which will impact teams.”
Avnish Goyal, Managing Director of Hallmark Care Homes said: “We had an amazing turn out at our ninth empowerment day which we have been running in Hallmark for a couple of years now, with this being the second event for the care sector. It’s really important to look after your team and empower them to realise that, personally and professionally, they can become leaders.
“People who work in the care sector are so busy looking after others, they sometimes forget to look after themselves. The seminar is aimed at all team members and we encourage owners and managers to attend with their teams. If you want your team to release their potential and be on the road to becoming outstanding, they have to understand what is holding them back, make a change and be positive.”