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Optimo Care Group Launches Leadership Development Programme to Empower Staff

Optimo Care Group is thrilled to announce the launch of our groundbreaking Leadership Development Programme aimed at enhancing the skills and capabilities of our dedicated staff members. This initiative underscores our commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth across all professions within our organisation.

Following insightful feedback from our recent staff survey, which revealed a strong desire for comprehensive personal and professional development opportunities, the Executive Board has green-lit the development of a Learning Academy. This academy will cater to the diverse needs of our workforce, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary tools and programs to thrive in their roles.

The Leadership Development Programme, the first initiative to be rolled out by the Learning Academy, is designed to provide Registered Managers with a structured pathway for career advancement and personal growth. Recognising the pivotal role Registered Managers play in driving operational excellence and organisational success, this program will empower them with the skills, knowledge, and support needed to excel in their multifaceted roles.

Commencing in March and spanning over 10 months, the program will adopt a modular format, facilitating collaborative learning and peer support among participants. Each module will focus on key areas essential for effective leadership within Optimo Care Group, including Regulatory Responsibility, Operational Excellence, and Leadership Skills.

“We place immense value on the role of Registered Managers within our organisation,” stated Richard Walker, Chief Executive. “Their leadership sets the tone for our entire organisation, influencing the quality of service delivery and the engagement of our workforce. It’s imperative that we invest in their development to ensure they have the confidence and capability to drive our strategic objectives forward.”

The content of the programme has been meticulously crafted in partnership with our Executive Board and Senior Leadership Team, ensuring alignment with organisational needs and industry standards. Led by subject matter experts from within the group, the programme will combine theoretical knowledge with practical application, catering to the diverse experiences and skill levels of our Registered Managers. “At Optimo Care Group, we believe that investing in our staff’s development is key to delivering exceptional care and services to our clients,” added Lesley Charlesworth-Hart, Group Director of People and Culture. “This Leadership Development Program reflects our unwavering commitment to supporting our staff in reaching their full potential, while also elevating the standard of care we provide.”

About Optimo Care Group:

Optimo Care Group was established in 2010. Since then we have developed a wide range of health and social care services for young people and adults with autism and learning disabilities, and the Elderly requiring personal care across the UK.

Optimo supports thousands of people across the UK with a variety of complex and specialist support needs. Split across three core divisions, Supported Living for younger adults with learning Disabilities and Autism, Specialist Care for younger adults with specialist support needs, and Elderly Domiciliary Care for those who require support in their own homes. The people we support are at the heart of all we do. We aim to provide a truly person centred service, based around the each person’s needs and wishes, regardless of whether the support is provided in one of our Supported Living services, or in the person’s own home, or out in the community.

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