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Harrogate's Vida Healthcare wins national care award

Vida Healthcare is celebrating after winning a national accolade at the Great British Care Awards (GBCA).

Harrogate's Vida Healthcare wins national care award

Vida Healthcare is celebrating after winning a national accolade at one of the care sector’s most prestigious awards ceremonies - the Great British Care Awards (GBCA).

Vida Healthcare won the National Three Rs (Recruitment, Retention and Recognition) award at the GBCAs - an awards programme that celebrates excellence across the care industry.

The awards recognise individuals who have demonstrated outstanding quality within their field of work in the care sector.

After winning the Regional Three Rs award late last year, Vida Healthcare has gone on to pick up the national gong after judges were impressed by the business’ ethos of prioritising long-term changes and investing in staff development, reflecting a forward-thinking approach.

The panel also noted that Vida Healthcare’s culture of "open communication, driving innovation and staff engagement" is commendable, while the team’s focus on structured progression demonstrates a commitment to continual improvement.

Speaking about winning the award, James Rycroft, managing director at Vida Healthcare, said:

“We’re over the moon to have won the national Three Rs award at the Great British Care Awards - it's a fantastic achievement and a reflection of our commitment to nurturing the future of social care talent.

“As part of our dedication to creating better care for people living with dementia, our long-term mission is to continue to build on our cohort of understanding and professional care workers.

"We’re also looking to develop the team that works in our specialist Huntington disease house, in order to provide an elevated level of care to support residents’ independence, all the while offering a homely living environment.

"This will ensure we’re able to continue providing the best high quality care for our residents, with the primary goal of improving their quality of life.”

With initiatives promoting staff retention, attracting new talent and ensuring the best quality of care, Vida Healthcare’s commitment to its staff is evident through its bespoke training facility, the Vida Academy.

This specialised training provision fosters long-term employee development, offering tailored pathways for all staff, from new starters to senior managers, encouraging career progression and establishing staff as dementia ambassadors.

[caption id="attachment_104858" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Vida Healthcare's Vida Court care home (Photo: Caddick Construction)[/caption]

Vida Healthcare’s dedication to employee training and development has led to an impressive 97% staff retention rate, surpassing the national care industry average of 71%1.

Vida Healthcare was established to transform the care available to people living with dementia, with a focus on championing the use of bespoke environments and alternative therapies to improve wellbeing and quality of life.

The Harrogate-based specialist dementia care provider operates three outstanding rated care homes, which deliver bespoke care for over 200 people living with dementia, with over 450 staff currently employed across a number of roles.

For more information on Vida Healthcare, visit: https://vidahealthcare.co.uk

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