A Bluebird Care franchise in South East London is celebrating after been crowned the winner of a Workforce Development Award.
Bluebird Care Greenwich picked up the accolade, which celebrates companies who care for their staff and their community, at the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards on Friday.
The ceremony was hosted by BBC Breakfast host Steph McGovern at The O2 in London.
Bluebird Care Greenwich was nominated for the “outstanding training and development” of its staff, who go above and beyond for the local community every single day.
Commenting on the achievement, Anoop Sekhon, managing director at Bluebird Care Greenwich, said: “It is an absolute honour to receive this prestigious award in recognition of our commitment to our staff and development of their skills. Bluebird Care Greenwich is an incredible business to work for and our customers in the local community are at the forefront of everything we do. Congratulations to all the team.”
The Bluebird Care franchise was established in 2012 and specialises in caring for people living with dementia, physical disabilities and a range of other conditions.
Its care assistants are trained to adapt to the level of care a customer requires, which can range from 30-minute well-being check-ups to full live-in support.
Bluebird Care Greenwich says it has an excellent staff retention rate, which it attributes to various schemes including ‘Carer of the Month’ and ‘Refer a Friend’.
Training is provided for a minimum of 12 weeks at the start of a Bluebird Care career, with continued support and supervision. Central to this, its e-learning programme offers training in specialist areas, including dementia care, infection control and customer care policies.