WCS wins national award for care management
WCS Care’s commitment to effective leadership and management has received national recognition after the team picked up a prestigious award.
The Warwickshire-based charity, which is the first care home group in England to have five homes recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, was given the honour at Skills for Care’s Accolades during a ceremony in Liverpool on 09 March 2017.
Hosted by Coronation Street star Samia Longchambon (who plays Maria Connor in the ITV soap), the awards provide an opportunity to recognise the great work being done in the adult social care sector and share best practice.
WCS Care received the ‘most effective approach to leadership and management’ title, highlighting employers who demonstrate how their leaders and managers drive the vision, values and direction of the organisation, how they’re supported in their role, and how they identify and recruit managers.
Supported by a creative and value-based culture, the charity uses a ‘bedside to boardroom’ approach so that management is strongly connected and engaged with frontline staff, helping to ensure that every day is well lived for residents.
Christine Asbury, WCS Care’s Chief Executive, said: ‘Having an effective approach to leadership and management helps ensure that every day is well lived for residents, so we’re delighted with the recognition from Skills for Care.
‘Our care is only as good as the people who deliver it, so it’s vital for us to make sure that teams have the support, freedom and confidence they need to provide consistently high quality care and create those moments that mean the world to the people living in a WCS Care home.
‘Whether it’s through our values – play, be there, make someone’s day and choose your attitude – or just having the courage to be curious and ask ‘why not?’, we’re always striving for continuous improvement and we’re not afraid to try new ways of doing things.’