Diane passes sage accounts paper 1

Congratulations to Diane for passing her Sage Accounts Exam paper 1. Diane started with the company over 20 years ago as a Care Assistant and during her time with us qualified as a cook, a role which she excelled at for over 10 years. She took the decision to take a more administration based role 8 years ago and has been responsible for group purchasing for the past five years. This achievement demonstrates her commitment to the success of the group and our commitment to developing and supporting our...

Laura passes Sage Payroll paper 1

Congratulations to Laura for passing her Sage Payroll Exam paper 1.W Our decision to bring the payroll service in-house in March 2013, meant that the business support team undertook a steep learning curve. We decided to partner with Sage and use their Sage Payroll RTI edition. Laura decided to undertake the Sage Training course in order to understand the software fully, understand how it could benefit the business and ensure we can do what we needed quickly and...

Work starts on Fernlea

Fernlea – An artists impression Exciting times ahead as Construction Partnership UK, our chosen construction partner, started the development of our new state of the art facility with the demolition of the existing buildings. The project should take 48 weeks to complete and will open in July 2014.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Gary Claffey, Technical Director, stated “we have worked towards this moment for the past five years and over that period there have been moments of elation, disappointment and frustration. However, we have kept our feet on the ground and today marks a significant step for the group with the start of the development of our new unit that will not only provide a superb healthcare facility for Hazel Grove, but will also bring benefits to the Group and our resident...

Craig and Mark pass NEBOSH fire safety certificate

Congratulations to Craig and Mark for passing the Nebosh Fire Safety Certificate.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download This Nebosh qualification supports our property services team to carry out fire risk assessments of our homes and identify the range of fire protective and preventative measures required....

Green light for new care facility

After two years of design, discussion and negotiation we finally completed on the sale of the land for our new state of the art facility in Hazel Grove. Fernlea, our new home of distinction, is due to open in July 2014. Located at the heart of Hazel Grove village in Stockport, nestled beside Torkington Lodge and Torkington Park, an area of natural beauty, the scheme will provide first class care facilities and will include the conservation and restoration of a group of existing buildings that originally formed part of the Torkington Lodge estate, which will enhance the architectural and historical significance of the site. We are also in the final stages of negotiation with Construction Partnership UK, our preferred construction partner, so hopefully we should now see some rapid...

Payroll services brought in-house

      At the beginning of May 13 we had a major upheaval in our payroll process, which had been sub-contracted out, which unfortunately coincided with the national roll out of the Real-Time Information (RTI) changes. This caused some disruption to our usually seamless payroll process and lead to the decision by the business support team to bring the whole process in-house. We took the decision to use Sage Payroll software and have been working closely with them in what has been a rapid learning exercise for the whole team. After two successful payroll runs with no disruption to staff, we would like to say a big thank you to the commitment and dedication of the business support team in making the changes successful. As part of this change both Laura and Diane have decided to undertake the Sage Accreditation exams for Accounts and Payroll. We wish them the best of luck in their...