A Scottish care provider has scooped a top industry award for exceptional employee training and development at this year’s Scottish Care National Care Home Awards.
Inverness based Meallmore triumphed in the coveted Training and Staff Development category for its ‘Good to Great Upskills Academy’ Senior Care Worker programme.
The CPD accredited, three day interactive training course was developed by the care provider to build and strengthen the care, leadership and management skills of its employees.
Unique to Meallmore, the programme is open to those in senior care and management positions across its 23 care homes. It aims to advance career progression by providing personalised development plans and one on one mentoring, enabling participants to learn new skills and enhance self-awareness.
Karen MacDonald, learning and development manager and Hazel Barrett, quality support manager, led the team in the development of the ‘Good to Great’ initiative and were thrilled to take home the Scottish Care award.
MacDonald says: “I was over the moon when they announced our names. This award not only recognises the team behind the scenes of the programme, but is also a testament to just how much Meallmore invests in its employees.
“The feedback from those who have completed the Good to Great programme has been fantastic so far, and we hope to continue delivering and advancing it for many years to come.”
Gerry Hennessey, managing director of Meallmore, says: “Congratulations to Karen, Hazel and the team who have worked tirelessly on developing our Good to Great Upskills Academy initiative.
“At Meallmore, we invest heavily in our staff to provide the highest quality of care. It is our people who make our care homes a place of comfort and happiness for residents, so we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best talent in the industry. This award acknowledges our continued efforts in this area.”
Pictured: L to R - Gerry Hennessey (managing director, Meallmore); Karen MacDonald; Hazel Barrett; and Mary Preston (operations director, Meallmore)