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Caring Homes Group celebrates Princess Royal Training Award

Caring Homes is celebrating after receiving a Princess Royal Training Award from Princess Anne.

The independent residential, nursing, and dementia care provider received the award for its commitment to training and development. Caring Homes was established in 1994 by Helena Jeffery and her son Paul, and now operates 70 homes across the UK, remaining family-run. 

Alongside 47 other organisations, Caring Homes was awarded for creating and delivering highly engaging training programmes which have resulted in a significant and measurable impact. This is the fourth time the provider has been recognised.

In response to national skills shortages and increased pressure on the healthcare sector during the pandemic, Caring Homes created an in-house programme to train overseas recruits to become nurses and address a national skills shortage. 

Liz Willis, director of learning and organisational development at Caring Homes, said: “We are delighted that our training programmes have been recognised in this way and that we have been included among those organisations to receive one of these coveted training awards for the fourth time. At Caring Homes, we wholeheartedly believe that investing in our colleagues, their learning and ongoing development is pivotal to the success of our organisation, the exceptional standards of care, safety and wellbeing we provide our residents and indeed the way in which we have risen to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented.

“As an organisation, we pride ourselves on our openness and transparency and as such we are always keen to share our best practice approaches and initiatives with the wider nursing community to enhance knowledge, improve the way in which care is provided and to ultimately promote patient safety and quality care. One way we have approached this is through sharing our nurse development initiatives at meetings involving Skills for Care, the Royal College of Nursing, and NHS Trusts.”

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