Future Directions CIC have been nominated for a national care award

Date published: 13 November 2019

An Oldham-based social care provider for people with learning disabilities and complex needs, which offers support to adults across Rochdale, has made the finals of this year’s Skills for Care Accolades awards.

Future Directions Community Interest Company, a not-for-profit organisation, provides support across the north of England for adults with many needs, such as mental health needs, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and more.

The Skills for Care Accolades awards rewards social care organisations who invest in their workforce so they can offer high quality services.

Future Directions has been nominated in the ‘best employer of over 250 staff’ category which was open to over 18,500 adult social care employers in England.

Paula Braynion, Managing Director from Future Directions CIC, said: “Everyone at Future Directions CIC is so proud we have made the shortlist for this prestigious national award that recognises the time and effort we have invested in up skilling our workforce who are our biggest asset.

“All the people we work with are also delighted for the team and are keeping their fingers crossed we can bring home this much coveted national prize.”

Skills for Care CEO (interim) Andy Tilden said: “My congratulations to the team at Future Directions CIC as our Accolades awards are open to thousands of organisations who offer care and support across England so to even make the final is a huge achievement.

“Competition in this category was fierce, but all the judges were impressed by the way Future Directions CIC offer their workers learning and development opportunities at every stage of their careers which means they can deliver high quality care that meet the individual needs of the people they work with.”

This is the 16th year the Skills for Care Accolades have been staged celebrating the outstanding work done in local communities by around 1.49 million people who work in adult social care.

Future Directions will find out if they have won the national award at the Accolades ceremony in London on Wednesday 22 January 2020, which will be hosted by TV dance legend Anton du Beke.

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