Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group stands proud as the only care organisation so far in the North of England to have achieved the coveted Investors in People (IIP) Gold accreditation against the latest version of the leading best practice Standard.
Now the efforts of the care group have been captured in a video produced by Investors in People North of England to showcase the company’s journey and achievement.
Springhill – which operates three care homes, Springhill in Accrington, Birch Green in Skelmersdale and Riversway in Bristol – was awarded IIP Gold after being assessed against the stretching sixth generation Investors in People Standard which was launched in late 2015.
Assessors noted that Springhill ‘outperforms the health and social care sector average’ in many areas of people management practice and that the group ‘is a leading organisation in its field’.
Steve Burrows, managing director of Investors in People North of England delivered by IDG said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Springhill Care Group and I would like to congratulate all of the team. We believe that your people make the difference and by investing in them you are looking to create sustainable success.
“IIP is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, providing a simple road map for excellence. With its Gold accreditation success against the sixth generation Standard, Springhill Care Group is certainly working to realise its people potential.”
Donna Briggs, managing director of Springhill Care Group, said: “We knew we’d done well to achieve IIP Gold but to be the only care provider in the North so far to do so proves how rigorous this really is and makes all our efforts worthwhile in terms of quality and best practice.
“At Springhill, we believe our people-led approach is supporting a sustainable future for the business, our employees, our residents and the communities we serve.”
The film, produced by Investors in People North of England, will showcase the care group and their IIP journey to other organisations interested in the Standard and will be an example of how Investors in People has been embraced to achieve sustainable success.
Investors in People (IIP) is an internationally recognised accreditation held by 14,000 organisations in 75 countries across the world. The Standard sets out what it takes to lead, support and manage people well, with businesses assessed against a strict set of criteria.
The Accrington-based care organisation, which operates three care homes across Lancashire and Bristol, along with a supported living service, has been working with Investors in People since 1995. At the time it was one of the few care organisations to be awarded IIP status.