Springhill Care Home has partnered with a local college to deliver classes to staff looking to develop their career.
The home is working with Accrington & Rossendale College, which will deliver maths sessions to Springhill staff who want to pursue careers and develop their maths skills in general.
Springhill offers a range of options for employee career development, such as training to become an Assistant Practitioner, working under qualified nursing staff, but with a level of knowledge and skill beyond that of the traditional healthcare assistant or support worker.
Other staff may be hoping to attend university and need a maths qualification to do so. Recently the first class took place, with positive feedback from the staff involved.
Mike Lakins, Learning and Development co-ordinator for Springhill Care Home, said: “We take staff development very seriously, and Springhill has clear career pathways for everyone.
“This is another great example of Springhill Care Home developing a successful partnership with a local education provider to work together toward common purposes and to achieve results that will benefit everyone at the home.
“We believe this approach not only cements our place as an employer of choice in the healthcare sector, but demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest levels of care for our residents.
“We felt we could genuinely help our staff by offering access to maths classes which would ensure further access to training, from university courses to the assistant practitioner qualification.
“We’ve had great feedback from the first session and believe the link we’re establishing with the college will help to offer further opportunities for development in the future.”