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At HC-One, kindness is at the heart of everything we do and therefore we are proud to commit to rewarding our Colleagues' kindness with a £17 million investment in enhanced rates of pay across our national family of homes. As the Kind Care Company, we believe in what we do, we believe in our team, and we believe we can make a real difference every –See all 14 HC One photos
News & Updates
19 October 2022
Care home provider HC-One, the Kind Care Company, has been featured for the first time in the independent Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2022, joining the prestigious list at number 45. The recently published Top 100 list, developed by the Department for Education in conjunction with High Fliers Research, recognises the very highest standards of apprenticeship employment in England based on a range of data points and includes a range of industries in both the private and public sectors.
HC-One success at Carehome.co.uk Awards 2019
HC-One Colleagues are celebrating as carehome.co.uk, the uk's leading care home directory has announced the winners for it's Top 20 Awards 2019. Eight HC-One homes received awards for being in the Top 20 Care Homes in North east England, while three of our Scottish homes scooped a Top 20 Care Home award for Scotland. HC-One once again were awarded as a Top 20 large Care Home group. Top 20 Care Homes North East England 2019 Ashton Grange Care Home (HC-One) Pallion, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6QU Grampian Court Care Home (HC-One) Peterlee, Durham SR8 2LR Greenways Court Care Home (HC-One) Consett, Durham DH8 7EE Hebburn Court Care Home (HC-One) Witty Avenue, Hebburn, Tyne & Wear NE31 2SE Highfield Care Home (HC-One) Yarm, Cleveland & Teesside TS15 9XH St Clare's Court Care Home (HC-One) Newton Aycliffe, Durham DL5 5QH St Peter's Court Care Home (HC-One) Redcar, Cleveland & Teesside TS10 3JA Sheraton Court Care Home (HC-One) Hartlepool, Cleveland & Teesside TS24 9AH Top 20 Care Homes Scotland 2019 Balcarres Care Home (HC-One) Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Angus DD5 1NW Greenfield Park Care Home (HC-One) Carntyne, Glasgow, Glasgow City G32 6BX Mugdock House Care Home (HC-One) Bearsden, Glasgow, Dunbartonshire G61 3SF Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2019 HC-One Archer Street, Darlington, Durham DL3 6AH
HC-One wins big at the National Care Awards
The whole HC-One team is celebrating after winning a hat-trick of awards at the ‘jewel in the crown’ National Care Awards 2018, including winning the highly coveted Care Home Group of the Year Award. The National Care Awards are the longest established annual awards for the health and social care sector. Now in its 20th year, the event is organised by leading care sector publication, Caring Times. The awards celebrate the very best people and care providers in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to consistently provide exceptional care. Alongside the prestigious Care Home Group of the Year Award, HC-One’s Northview Lodge in Sunderland was honoured to be named Dignity and Respect Care Home of the Year.
HC-One People Development Programmes Awarded Prestigious Skills for Care 'Centre of Excellence' Status
HC-One People Development Programmes Awarded Prestigious Skills for Care 'Centre of Excellence' Status There are only six other Skills for Care Centres of Excellence in the UK, and the HC-One People Development Team is only one of two in-house training providers, the other being The Royal Mencap Society. Skills for Care describe the Care Centre of Excellence status as: "A Centre of Excellence has demonstrated exemplary learning and development provision, exhibited innovation and continual development and can prove they’ve delivered high quality improvement to the services they work with. They can also show full commitment to the Leadership Qualities Framework." The status also demonstrates that HC-One offer high quality learning and development programmes, specifically for social care and that all their learning has been through a sector specific quality assurance process. The inspection team were impressed with the team’s programme content, its relevance to the diverse care delivered and the importance of evidencing learning through outcomes for Resident care and with each other. This Skills for Care accreditation highlights HC-One’s commitment to the development of its staff and ensuring there are opportunities for all. HC-One has been developing bespoke programmes for its staff ever since the company’s creation in 2011 and in that time have gained recognition as delivering ‘best practice in-house development programmes and opportunities’ for those who work with them to deliver the kindest care. HC-One’s touch programmes which provide tailored personal development solutions to HC-One staff, has won eight top sector awards. HC-One’s Director of People Development, Alison Innes-Farquhar said: “We are thrilled that our in-house learning and development programme has been recognised by Skills for Care as a Centre of Excellence. By developing our colleagues in our bespoke way, we are able to continue to attract and develop the best people to our Homes, to provide the kindest care to all of our Residents. We are proud to deliver such high quality and engaging learning programmes for a stable group of well supported and highly professional colleagues.” Dr Chai Patel, Founder and Chairman of HC-One said: “We are delighted that our People and Development programme has been awarded Centre of Excellence status and are honoured that HC-One has been recognised as a great place for personal development and an organisation that invests in the futures of its staff. Our colleagues are at the cornerstone of HC-One and we want to do as much as we can to help them develop their careers, and deliver the kindest care." “We are very proud of the multi-award winning training and career development programme, which is in use across all HC-One homes. Gaining this status is a wonderful recognition that our programmes generate meaningful and valuable outcomes for both staff and Residents. We hope this will encourage more people to work in the care sector.”
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