HC-One’s People Development programmes have been awarded Centre of Excellence status by Skills for Care, recognising that they demonstrate exemplary learning and development for their staff.
There are only six other Skills for Care Centres of Excellence in the UK, and the HC-One People Development Team is only one of two in-house training providers, the other being The Royal Mencap Society. Skills for Care describe the Care Centre of Excellence status as:
A Centre of Excellence has demonstrated exemplary learning and development provision, exhibited innovation and continual development and can prove they’ve delivered high quality improvement to the services they work with. They can also show full commitment to the Leadership Qualities Framework.
The status also demonstrates that HC-One offer high quality learning and development programmes, specifically for social care and that all their learning has been through a sector specific quality assurance process. The inspection team were impressed with the team’s programme content, its relevance to the diverse care delivered and the importance of evidencing learning through outcomes for Resident care and with each other.
This Skills for Care accreditation highlights HC-One’s commitment to the development of its staff and ensuring there are opportunities for all. HC-One has been developing bespoke programmes for its staff ever since the company’s creation in 2011 and in that time have gained recognition as delivering ‘best practice in-house development programmes and opportunities’ for those who work with them to deliver the kindest care. HC-One’s touch programmes which provide tailored personal development solutions to HC-One staff, has won eight top sector awards.
HC-One’s Director of People Development, Alison Innes-Farquhar said:
“We are thrilled that our in-house learning and development programme has been recognised by Skills for Care as a Centre of Excellence.
“By developing our colleagues in our bespoke way, we are able to continue to attract and develop the best people to our Homes, to provide the kindest care to all of our Residents. We are proud to deliver such high quality and engaging learning programmes for a stable group of well supported and highly professional colleagues.”
Chai Patel, Chairman of HC-One said:
“We are delighted that our People and Development programme has been awarded Centre of Excellence status and are honoured that HC-One has been recognised as a great place for personal development and an organisation that invests in the futures of its staff. Our colleagues are at the cornerstone of HC-One and we want to do as much as we can to help them develop their careers, and deliver the kindest care.
“We are very proud of the multi-award winning training and career development programme, which is in use across all HC-One homes. Gaining this status is a wonderful recognition that our programmes generate meaningful and valuable outcomes for both staff and Residents. We hope this will encourage more people to work in the care sector.”