Winner of the Best Employer Award 2018 – Skills for Care

 Middleton Hall is thrilled to have won a much-coveted award – the Skills for Care Accolade Award, Best Employer 51 – 249 Staff.

In the care sector, this award carries a lot of weight. It recognises the continual commitment to recruitment and training. By becoming a benchmark adult care provider, we are increasingly able to attract the best members of staff across the whole organisation.

Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff from Skills for Care on Vimeo.

Skills for Care said;
“… the whole team at Middleton Hall are committed to delivering the highest standards of person-centred care in a welcoming environment”

A team represented Middleton Hall at the awards ceremony and Lesley Henderson, Finance Director attended the associated conference, held on the same day in London. Both events offered important opportunities to meet those from other providers. It was a very ‘buzzing’ affair, with lots to discuss and people to meet.

With Jeremy chairing and Pam Mooney, Operations Director attending the ARCO Operations Management Summit on the same day elsewhere in London, it really was a day to raise the Middleton Hall profile.

Jeremy Walford Managing Director said;

“Visitors to Middleton Hall might initially be impressed by our facilities, as we do indeed have some great facilities for our customers. However, as our residents will tell anyone, what really matters is our staff. Our investment in the very best facilities would be wasted if we did not employ the very best people to work in them. Middleton Hall is through and through a people business and I am delighted that Skills for Care have recognised the efforts from all our team”

On a more light-hearted note, the host for the awards ceremony was Anton Du Beke, best known for his long-running appearances on Strictly Come Dancing. He proved an entertaining and witty host.

All in all, the experience from the selection process to the presentation was valuable in many ways. It also highlighted ways in which the retirement village can continue to improve.