Social care provider Future Directions wins two national care awards

Date published: 07 February 2019

Social care provider Future Directions CIC has won two national Skills for Care Accolades, picking up their trophies from TV dance star, Anton Du Beke, at a prestigious gala event in London on Thursday 31 January 2019.

Future Directions provides support to adults with mental health needs, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries, dementia etc. across the north of England, including Rochdale.

The non-profit organisation won the ‘most effective approach to leadership and management’ and the ‘most effective approach to integrated new models of care’ categories.

Paula Braynion, Managing Director at Future Directions CIC said: “Everyone who attended the awards ceremony was absolutely delighted when our name was read out, not once, but twice! It is recognition on a national stage of the hard work our values driven staff put in all year round.

“We are totally committed to making sure our staff can develop their skills and knowledge because we know that means the people we support have genuine choice and control over their lives.”

The Skills for Care Accolades are now in their 16th year recognising organisations who support the learning and development needs of their workers. The competition is open to all 20,300 organisations who offer adult social care in England.

For their leadership and management award, the judge noted that Future Directions demonstrated that “they have great values and that translated into good outcomes for the people they support” plus “clear opportunities for aspiring leaders” and “strong support and investment in leaders and managers across the organisation”.

Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “Our Accolades awards are open to over 20,000 social care organisations so winning two means Future Directions CIC are one of the very best of the best employers who are committed to developing the skills and knowledge of their teams.”

“The result of that investment in their teams at every level is the people they support can access high quality services so they can live the lives they want to.”

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