The Oaklea Trust celebrate success
Team members from the Oaklea Trust based in Lancashire have been presented with a ‘Celebration of Success award’ from GP Strategies Training Limited in recognition of their outstanding employee development and training investment.
The Oaklea Trust, who are based in Kendal, has been supporting disadvantagd people and those with disabilities for over 20 years throughout Cumrbia and Lancashire. Their vision is based on the principle that every person has a positive contribution to make to society and the right to control their own lives. The Oaklea Trust supports customers with learning disabilities in their own homes in the Blackpool and Fylde areas working closely with Mencap as the local landlord.
Several members of the Lancashire team have recently undertaken additional training through GP Strategies Training Limited who is dedicated to offering quality-assured training services to people who work in a variety of sectors, including the health and social care industry. The Oaklea team undertook a free Diploma in Health & Social Care along with Team Leading & Management as part of their social care commitment.
The Oaklea Trust was up against some stiff competition from numerous other high performing nominations.
Anita Dale, Regional Delivery Team Manager for the Lancashire region of GP Strategies Training Limited said,
“My assessor, Jaimie Thompson nominated the Oaklea Trust, taking on board their outstanding development and dedication to provide training opportunities to their staff. They certainly impressed our panel and we were pleased to announce them as a winner”
Anita and Jaimie Thompson visited the Oaklea team in Blackpool to present the charity with a framed Celebration of Success Certificate. The award was received on behalf of Oaklea Trust by Jeanette McVittie (local Team Manager) who said,
“The Oaklea Trust in Blackpool is very pleased to accept this award. As a team, we would not have completed our course work if it was not for the help, support and guidance from our assessor Jaimie Thompson. Most of us would have thrown the towel in, if it had not have been for Jaimie’s encouragement and the fact she believed in all of us.”
Jeanette McVittie has been Team Manager since April 2013 and has been working hard to support her team to ensure that the customers receive the highest quality of care and support. All this hard work has paid off and now has been recognized externally too.
A number of successful apprentice learners were also presented with their training certificates, awards and diplomas for achieving their qualifications.