VIP visit for Cornwall Care

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Cornwall Care has presented its award-winning staff training and development programme to senior figures from Government and national industry body Skills for Care.

Cornwall Care hosted a visit from Glen Mason, director of people, communities and local government with the Department of Health, and a team from Skills for Care including chief executive officer, Sharon Allen.

Yesterday’s visit was set up to demonstrate how organisations in the south west are supporting workforce learning and development. Cornwall Care was selected as a result of recently being named Skills for Care Accolades Best Employer (of more than 250 staff).

2.Sharon Allen, Chief Executive, Skills for Care; Redannick House deputy manager Karen Philips and Glen Mason, Director of People, Communities and Local Government, with residents
Sharon Allen, chief executive, Skills for Care; Redannick House deputy manager Karen Philips and Glen Mason, director of people, communities and local government, with residents

The delegation met staff and residents at Redannick House in Truro to see firsthand how Cornwall Care’s approach to training is equipping staff with the skills and knowledge to provide dementia care of the highest standard.

The group also met with Cornwall Care chief executive, Douglas Webb, who shared the organisation’s ethos and values and described what winning the accolade has meant for his 1,400-strong workforce.

Webb said: “At Cornwall Care, we are committed to providing relevant and inspiring training, and innovative learning programmes for staff. Our staff have the skills and knowledge, particularly related to dementia care, to carry out their duties to the highest standard.

“We are very proud that this is being recognised at a national level. This visit was a great opportunity to show how the very best care is being provided in the south west.”