Princess Christian Care Centre is celebrating after it was once again awarded a prestigious accolade for demonstrating excellence in staff development and support, a distinction it has held since 2016. Only 268 of the UK’s 17,600 Care Homes have an Investors in People (IIP) accreditation – 33 of which only received it for the first time this year. The flagship Care Home of the Nellsar Group, has now received the IIP Gold 3-Year Accreditation for the third time – a unique honour recognised across the globe.
There are 27 pieces of criteria in the We Invest in People framework, set across nine indicators, with three themes in each. The criteria for each theme increases in complexity moving from Developed, to Established, to Advanced, to High Performing. For organisations to be awarded the IIP Gold accreditation, they must pass each set of criteria as well as seven of the nine indicators at Advanced, which reflects their workplace culture, essential skills and effective structures.
Of the total 176 UK-wide organisations accredited at Gold level in 2022, only 5% were Care Homes and Princess Christian is one of the nine Care Homes to realise this status, this year. IIP accredited organisations across the UK strongly believe in realising the potential of their staff teams. This elite community deliver great people management practice and can truly boast a real commitment to staff development.
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Princess Christian Care Centre for this prestigious honour. Gold accreditation on We Invest in People is a fantastic effort for any organisation, and places them in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”
Commenting on the achievement, Mario Taherian, Registered Manager at Princess Christian Care Centre said: “I’m delighted Princess Christian Care Centre has once again been reaccredited with such a prestigious honour. Less than 0.004% of UK Care Homes are recognised with such an accolade, and a tiny fraction have achieved IIP Gold accreditation in 2022. So to retain this since 2016 is something we’re all extremely proud of. There isn’t a greater honour to highlight our commitment to demonstrating excellence in the development of our staff – a core principle for everyone at Nellsar.”