Future Directions CIC win two national care awards
Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 07 February 2019
Staff team with Anton Du Beke
Future Directions CIC provide personalised, support services to people who live in their own home. They also have a number of registered services that provide personal care with and without nursing care.
They won the Most effective approach to leadership and management and the Most effective approach to integrated new models of care categories after coming through a rigorous verification process and the team lifted their trophies at the Accolades award ceremony in London.
Paula Braynion, Managing Director at Future Directions CIC said: “Everyone who attended the awards ceremony was absolutely delighted when our name was read out, not once, but twice! It is recognition on a national stage of the hard work our values driven staff put in all year round.
We are totally committed to making sure our staff can develop their skills and knowledge because we know that means the people we support have genuine choice and control over their lives.”
The Accolades are now in their 16th year recognising organisations who support the learning and development needs of their workers. The competition is open to all 20,300 organisations who offer adult social care in England.
For their leadership and management award the judge noted that Future Directions CIC demonstrated that they have great values and that translated into good outcomes for the people they support. There are clear opportunities for aspiring leaders and they strongly support and invest in leaders and managers across the organisation. They have good systems in place for aspiring leaders including mentoring, coaching and acting up opportunities.
Demonstrating their commitment to integrated service delivery the judges said Future Directions CIC fostered very good relationships with people across a range of services to support their approach. It can be harder to integrate values in a big organisation but the judges felt that they’d done that through a clear practice that runs through the way they approach things. Future Directions CIC also challenges public perceptions, by holding consultation meetings to reduce barriers.
Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “Our Accolades awards are open to over 20,000 social care organisations so winning two means Future Directions CIC are one of the very best of the best employers who are committed to developing the skills and knowledge of their teams.”
“The result of that investment in their teams at every level is the people they support can access high quality services so they can live the lives they want to.”
For more information about Future Directions CIC, visit their website: www.futuredirectionscic.co.uk
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