Christies Care has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Suffolk Coastal Business & Community Awards, People Development Award.



“We’re delighted to support the Suffolk Coastal Business and Community Awards for the fifth year running.

The People Development Award which we support fits in perfectly with our company ambition to empower our employees to be a force for good and to inspire progress both at work and in the communities we serve.

This award will shine a light on high performance and attention to learning, whether that is on an individual level or in a school, business or community group. We wish all entrants the best of luck.”

– Niki Rousseau, EDF Energy

The People Development Award, sponsored by EDF Energy, looks to recognise a business or group with a culture that promotes learning, talent and performance as well as encouraging open communication about development needs.

Christies Care's Training Team

Christies Care is a satellite centre for the British Institute of Learning Disabilities and provides the Health and Social Care Diplomas levels 2 and 3. We have our own in-house assessors and our trainers undertake their own research and further training to keep the training we deliver insightful, current and accurate.

Christies Care is also very involved with the community, providing free training for voluntary organisations and family carers. For example Deputy Training Team Leader, Helen Drain, has championed the extension of Christies Care’s training services to include free training for family carers as well as holding Dementia Awareness sessions within the community. In fact, she has become a pivotal source of comfort, knowledge and advice not only to Christies Care staff but to the community as a whole.

Lin Barnes, Director at Christies Care, said:

“I am extremely proud of the standard of care we provide and this is wholly down to the meticulous, engaging and practical training provided by our Training Team. It’s fantastic to be named as one of the finalists for this award and we will all be keeping everything crossed that we’ve demonstrated to the judges our expertise in training and our commitment to people development and support for our staff and the community as a whole.”

Congratulations to the other finalists: Sizewell & Leiston Karate Club and Derek and Ray at Wickham Market Library.


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The winner will be announced on 12th March at the awards ceremony at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.