Educational awards for Gilwood Lodge

Gilwood Lodge in Blackpool is celebrating after receiving two awards at a ceremony hosted by GP Strategies, the home’s National Vocational Qualification provider.

Our manager, Gill, received her level five NVQ in health and social care qualification, and was crowned ‘learner of the month’ for November – for which she received a certificate of achievement. Gill’s success was particularly well earned, as she studied part-time while working hard for Qualia.

A trained nurse, Gill has been working in care since she was 16 years old, mostly with elderly people. She was a community dementia specialist before becoming manager at Gilwood Lodge in the summer of 2017.

The second award was for the home itself, in recognition of the support that our team members have shown towards visiting NVQ assessors – as well as our general dedication to pursuing educational achievement. We were named ‘employer of the month’, and also received a certificate.

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