Care home managers go from ‘Good to Great’ with leading Scottish care provider


A leading Scottish care provider is paving the way for excellence in care home management thanks to its introduction of an exclusive leadership initiative.

Inverness-based Meallmore Ltd. has developed a new ILM accredited, four day interactive programme, ‘Good to Great Leadership & Management Skills’, which enables its top performers to strengthen and develop their care management skills.

Unique to Meallmore, the programme is open to employees in current management positions and also to individuals known as shining stars who are keen to progress their career to a management position across its 23 care homes. The programme aims to foster advanced career progression by providing personalised development plans and one-on-one mentoring.

Successful applicants will complete the programme and return to their respective care homes with new skills and enhanced self-awareness.

St Modans Care Home manager, Debbie Simpson, recently completed the ‘Good to Great’ programme.

She said: “I left the programme with a fresh perspective and unique action plan which I have since put into practice and which has proved hugely beneficial on a day to day basis at the care home.

“The programme offers leaders a crystal clear view of how to use our management skills to our best advantage and how to continue inspiring leadership throughout Meallmore.”

Gerry Hennessey, managing director of Meallmore Ltd, said: “At Meallmore, we’re committed to delivering exceptional standards of care and our care home managers are a vital part of this as they have  a hugely positive impact on residents, their families and carers.

“This is why we’re very excited to offer this ILM accredited programme to those keen to develop their leadership career within Meallmore.”

“It provides them with the exact tools they need to build on their personal strengths and develop their leadership and management potential.”

“There are already several individuals who have completed this programme that have been promoted into a higher role.”

The four day programme covers topics such as value led leadership, personal effectiveness, effective leadership communication, delivering positive outcomes and quality service, complaint handling, change management and budgeting skills.

Focus topics are designed to foster fresh perspectives and tangible action plans for taking charge and inspiring leadership throughout Meallmore.

The care home group was recognised with a Silver Employer of the Year award in the 2017 Investors in People Awards, which they will retain until 2020.



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