Hallmark, Savista Developments launch Care Accelerator programme

Care provider Hallmark Care Homes and sister outfit Savista Developments have launched an inter-company programme, Care Accelerator, designed to foster to leadership and innovation skills.

Understood to be the first of its kind in the sector, the 17 Care Accelerator participants will work on three projects to optimise the companies’ care homes and development sites in terms of relationship-centred care and reduced carbon footprint. 

The projects will focus on ways to recruit, retain and develop nurses, to operate care homes in an environmentally sustainable fashion and to provide building operations that are carbon-neutral.

The programme will consist of six sessions that will give the participants the leadership skills to progress an idea into an opportunity.

It will be supported by Barclays Eagle Labs and Codebase and will include speakers such as Dr. Lianne Taylor from Norwich Business School at the University of East Anglia. 

The programme will culminate in a final presentation from the participants and a graduation ceremony in June.

“At Hallmark Care Homes and Savista Developments we pride ourselves in never standing still which is why I’m so excited about this programme where we are leading the way on protecting the environment and working on ways of delivering better quality care for residents,” said Hallmark chairman and Savista Developments chief executive Avnish Goyal.

“The Care Accelerator programme will not only develop some amazing talent within our teams but help us to implement some of the creative suggestions and solutions that are put forward during these sessions,” he added.

Hallmark head of learning and development Claire Collen added: “We are delighted to bring 17 inspirational team members together in this unique learning environment where their talent and potential for personal and organisational growth can truly flourish.

“I look forward to working with them over the coming months as they challenge boundaries so that what is believed to be purely aspirational becomes the art of the possible.”