Operator New Care has become the first social care organisation in the UK to receive a prestigious certification from the Centre for Assessment.
New Care has been awarded the ISO 30415 certification from the Centre of Assessment (CfA) for Human Resource Management – Inclusion and Diversity.
The six-month journey to achieving certification saw the CfA visit seven New Care facilities over the course of two days, as well as meeting staff from all 14 of New Care’s homes.
According to the CfA, ‘New Care is regarded as a good place to work as a result of good HR policies and practices, where staff feel very well supported’. New Care was also applauded for investing heavily in sponsoring staff from overseas.
Helen Brown, HR manager at New Care, said: “I am one very proud HR Manager. I have championed this accreditation and have worked extremely hard for the last six months to achieve it. To be the first health and social care organisation in the country to receive the ISO 30415 certification is a testament to the company and the team, who supported me throughout the process and allowed me to push for it way ahead of other organisations. To be formally recognised for inclusivity and diversity is fantastic. We really are ahead of the game!”
New Care CEO Chris McGoff added: “This is an exceptional achievement and to be the first care home operator to receive the accreditation just shows how forward-thinking and advanced we are as a company.
“We aim to always employ experienced care professionals and are committed to supporting each and every employee on their journey. We want to provide the highest standards of care for our residents and enable them to live their best lives, and to do this we need to continually support our residents, their relatives and our staff. I am incredibly proud of Helen and the whole team.”