Prof Martin Green, CEO of Care England, made a tour of the home including the state-of-the-art dementia centre, met with staff and residents and was presented with a Caring Heroes badge for his commitment to care.
Through its Caring Heroes campaign, Springhill Care Group is highlighting the good work conducted every day in the care sector and the challenges it faces including the skills gaps for future years.
Martin made a tour of the home in Accrington, Lancs, with Springhill Care Group chairman Ken Nolan, managing director Donna Briggs, general manager Curtis Bennett, manager Bernadette Bennett and associate director for people and organisational development Virginia Perkins.
Martin said: “I’ve been inspired by what I’ve seen and heard at Springhill. I was so impressed by everyone I met, and by the amazing care and support the home provides to residents and their families.
“I’m proud to wear the Caring Heroes badge and support the campaign which helps the cause for continually improving care services at all levels.”
Ken Nolan said: “We fully appreciate Care England’s support for our work and the way they have got behind our Caring Heroes campaign. We need this kind of commitment at the highest levels to help the cause for best practice care in our care homes for the future.
“We face some difficult changes in the care sector including rising overheads, upskilling staff and increasing demands on our services at a time of squeezed social care budgets.”
Care England, a registered charity, is the leading representative body for independent care services in England, working on behalf of small, medium and large providers for members and the wider care sector.