Medals for Excellence for two exceptional colleagues

We are extremely proud to announce that two colleagues, Rachel Harrison, Organisational Development Manager and Michele Saunders, Dementia Training Lead have both been awarded the Medals of Excellence for their work in developing and delivering our City & Guilds Accredited or ILM Endorsed Programmes.

In December 2017 we were invited to nominate both trainers and learners who had excelled in either our City & Guilds Accredited or ILM Endorsed Programmes to be awarded a City & Guilds; Medal of Excellence Award.

The Medals of Excellence are awarded annually to a small number of individuals who have developed outstanding knowledge, skills, displayed versatility, originality and innovation in their role either as a result of attending or delivering training.

This week we have received news that both Rachel and Michele have both been awarded the Medals of Excellence for their work.

Upon hearing the news Rachel Harrison said, “It is very motivating to get this recognition for the part I play in supporting colleagues across the organisation through learning and development interventions. I am looking forward to being involved in a range of projects this year that will further enhance the different opportunities available to our Managers and their teams.”

There were only 59 individuals worldwide awarded this accolade this year, with Rachel and Michele being the only colleagues from within the health and social care sector to successfully meet the criteria.

As lecturers, our nominees were required to demonstrate three essential criteria, being their enthusiasm for subject, outstanding knowledge and skills their ability to champion learning with innovation and originality.

Michele Saunders, is delighted to be awarded with this honour and said; “I am immensely proud and extremely pleased that the innovative dementia training that we develop and deliver within Caring Homes as part of the Caring Homes Group has being recognised.”

We have a strong learning and development culture that is embedded into our organisation. Amongst the wide variety of accredited courses and programmes developed in house, are our award winning, City and Guilds accredited ‘My World’ Dementia Training Programme and our ILM accredited; ‘Future Leaders Programme’, ‘Unlocking Your Potential’ (Operations Managers Development), ‘Stepping Stones to Manager’ and ILM Level 3 ‘Coaching Award’ , which all aim to increase the skills, knowledge and confidence of colleagues, furthering their desire to learn and provide high quality care and support.

Riverside Place

Home Manager

Katie Wilkinson

Address

Plaxton Way,
Ware,
Hertfordshire,
SG12 7FB

Contact
0808 208 4570
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The Pines

Home Manager

Julie Twidle

Address

104 West Hill,
Putney,
Wandsworth,
London,
SW15 2UQ

Contact
0808 223 5542
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Whittington House

Home Manager

Lyndsey Dixon

Address

58 Whittington Road,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL51 6BL

Contact
0808 223 5396
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Wytham House

Home Manager

Koren Evans-Slade

Address

Oaken Holt,
Eynsham Road,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX2 9NL

Contact
0808 223 5402
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Home of Compassion

Home Manager

Avril Jones

Address

58 High Street,
Thames Ditton,
Surrey,
KT7 0TT

Contact
0808 223 5406
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