NCF wins international award

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The National Care Forum (NCF) in England, working with Skills for Care, has been selected to receive the 2006 Excellence in Ageing Services Award from the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing for their support for the Care Ambassador Scheme which promotes careers in social care to young people at school. NCF executive director said the award was given in recognition of ageing service organisations that are seen to be models of innovation and excellence and that contribute significantly to the quality of life of individuals. “From the outset the Care Ambassador initiative has been supported by members of the NCF, who have put forward ambassadors from their organisations’ workforce, and have been involved in ongoing development of the scheme in their areas,” said Mr Kelly. Care Ambassador project manager Denise Harrison said the scheme had shown itself to be an exciting vehicle using the sector’s young and enthusiastic care staff as its pilots. “They are our best advertisemen

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