Five of the businesses within Clece Care Services Group have been awarded the Social Value Quality Mark® Bronze Award. It highlights the organisation’s work to invest in skills in healthcare – one of the UK’s most understaffed industries – and to support the mental wellbeing of workers.

The businesses achieving accreditation include All Care, Dale Care, Homecarers (Liverpool), Universal Care Services and Lauriem Complete Care. They join Call-In Homecare and Hartwig, who received the Quality Mark last year. All are part of the Clece Care Services Group of regional care companies operating across 100 locations in the UK. The organisation supports people with safe, bespoke and personalised care and promotes independent living.

In receiving the SVQM Bronze, Award, each business has pledged to invest in skills to support the UK’s Healthcare sector, by providing training, internships and work experience.

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), more than 1 in 10 vacancies posted online late last year were in healthcare. The sector has the highest share of adverts in almost 90% of Local Authorities across the UK – showing the scale of the issue. Shortages are hitting private healthcare too, with a maturing workforce and lack of new workers entering the industry.

Miguel Herraiz Marco, CEO of Clece Care Services Group, says, “We aim to create the highest quality of life for all – this extends beyond the people we care for to communities we operate in. We are delighted this commitment has been acknowledged through the Social Value Quality Mark Bronze Award for several of our businesses. It recognises our determination to help address the skills gap and inspire the next generation of care workers to discover the industry.”

Richard Dickins, MD Social Value Quality Mark CIC, says: “We are delighted to award these five businesses with Bronze accreditation. Clece Care consistently makes the link between its core activities as a provider of homecare services, and its ability to help tackle some of the UK’s most pressing issues.”

You can listen to Group Bid Director, Emma Mugridge, describing the Group’s journey, what they’ve learned and the benefits of accreditation.