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We are pleased to see that Orange Grove Foster care have achieved ‘outstanding’ results for their South East office, following an official inspection from Ofsted, the independent watchdog.
Orange Grove provides fostering services in and around Kent, West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.
The fostering agency is responsible for respite, emergency and long and short-term fostering placements for over 65 children.
It was praised by inspectors for ‘providing highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good and contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people’.
Ofsted commented: “Foster carers and staff have high aspirations for the children in their care. Attendance and engagement in education are actively promoted and all children are making progress. Children are also given opportunities to experience things that they may not have done before.”
Orange Grove Foster care was previously rated as ‘Good’ in February 2016, and since this time, managers have strived to excel and inspire a culture where all staff and carers aspire to be the best.
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National home care and agency staffing provider Nurse Plus has been announced as a finalist in two categories of the prestigious Health Investor Awards 2017.
Nurse Plus, which operate 50 branches across the UK, will be up against other national healthcare providers in the categories of ‘Recruiter of the Year’ and ‘Social Care Domiciliary Provider.’
Pamela Bruce, Nurse Plus managing director, commented: “Nurse Plus is always striving to go above and beyond in all areas of the care sector. Our domiciliary care has grown rapidly over the last five years and we recognise how important our employees are in delivering this service.
“Being nominated for these awards celebrates the high level of care that our workforce provides and we’re thrilled to have been recognised for our hard work.”
Nurse Plus will be judged for their excellence in the provision of recruitment services in the healthcare sector as well as the delivery of quality care in a patient’s own home.
Winners will be announced on June 1st at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, attended by over 1,200 of the sectors leading figures and attracting a high volume of advisors, investors and operators within healthcare.