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We win national L&D award

Our charity is delighted to have been awarded the Best L&D Initiative in the Public/Third Sector Award at this year’s CIPD People Management Awards (CIPDPMAs), in recognition of our bespoke learning and development programme, GROW!

A purple banner reading "CIPD People Management Awards Winner 2023: Best L&D Initiative - public/third sector."

Launched to colleagues in April this year, GROW has been developed by our in-house Learning and Development team to support our frontline colleagues to deliver the very best care possible.

Through a mix of bitesize learning, virtual sessions, in-person workshops, mentoring and more, GROW recognises the wide range of skills needed to provide life-changing support – giving colleagues all the skills and confidence they need to empower people to live rich and fulfilling lives.

Members of Community Integrated Care's learning and development team cheering as they hold their winning CIPD Award.

The CIPDPMAs celebrate excellence in Human Resources, Organisational Development and Learning and Development – recognising the impact of the people profession on organisations. We were thrilled to see GROW recognised amongst a range of influential organisations being celebrated at the event, including Alzheimer’s Society, Royal Mail and EY.

Winners were announced last Thursday (21st September) at a special awards ceremony in London, where members of our charity’s Learning& Development team were over the moon to collect the honour.

Teresa Exelby, Chief Corporate Services & People Officer at Community Integrated Care, said, “We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Best L&D Initiative in the Public/Third Sector at the prestigious CIPDPMAs, for our innovative learning and development initiative, GROW. We were up against some huge names from across a whole host of different sectors, so it is a real honour and achievement for our charity to be recognised.

“When we set out to transform our learning culture, we were really determined to capture the many skills a Support Worker needs to transform the lives of the people they support. One of our main goals was to create a learning journey that coaches our colleagues in a really person-centred way, working around their incredibly busy schedules and empowering them to support people to live fulfilling lives.”

“Since GROW launched, we’re proud to share over 5000 colleagues have participated and over 190,000 pieces of learning have been completed. These numbers and this special award demonstrate the success of GROW, and we’re delighted to see the impact it’s having in delivering the Best Lives Possible.”

“I’d like to say a huge congratulations to our Learning and Development team for their outstanding work in bringing GROW to life, and a special thank you to everybody across our organisation who contributed to its creation and delivery.”

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