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“The outstanding society is a group of people, who are not only exemplars  in the delivery of care and support services, but they have shown great commitment to supporting the entire sector and helping all services to improve the quality of care.”

 Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive: Care England

“As Chief Inspector of Adult Social care at the CQC I value the opportunity to work with the Outstanding Society to observe first-hand how good and outstanding providers are continually striving to improve and provide the best quality care, as well as being open with sharing best practice and listening to others. In our Driving Improvement report published in June 2018 we highlighted nine services which had significantly improved and are providing person-centred care, but we also welcome the feedback from providers about how we work as a regulator, what is working with our inspection processes and what can be improved. We value our relationship with the Outstanding Society which allows us to work together to build a better future for adult social care.”  

Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector of Adult Social care at the CQC

“Skills for Care recognises the important role that The Outstanding Society and it’s members play in helping raising the profile of outstanding care. We have been a strong supporter of the society since the early days of inception and continue to support the it’s aims and remit.

This sharing of best practice across the sector is key to supporting other care providers to strive to deliver outstanding care, learning from organisations that have exceeded CQC expectations. Since 2015, Skills for Care has benefitted from the connections we have established with The Outstanding Society, drawing on their insight to inform our own products and services aimed at CQC regulated services.
We have involved The Outstanding Society in helping to shape some of our most popular resources, including our Good and outstanding care range, as well as films showcasing outstanding care and contributions to popular seminars, webinars, blogs and other tangible examples of how outstanding care is achieved.

Skills for Care looks forward to continuing to benefit from The Outstanding Society’s enthusiasm and expertise in our work together.”

Rob Hargreaves, Employer Engagement, Skills for Care

“It was always a genuine pleasure to engage with Camilla and The Outstanding Society and from inception I wanted Skills for Care to be a highly engaged supporter. The Outstanding Society is a highly motivated group of social care providers who have had their commitment to providing the highest quality relationship based care and support recognised by the Care Quality Commission. Working together, this group strive to continue to improve their provision by sharing, learning and evolving.  The Society is hungry for all of the resources and support Skills for Care provides in their ambition to provide the very best care and support. They are generous in wanting to share their ideas, learning and practice with other providers and I would urge everyone to take this offer up so more and more providers are recognised for outstanding provision. This is what we want for everyone we love and care about.”

Sharon Allen OBE, CEO Skills for Care 2010-2019

“We are thrilled to be working with The Outstanding Society to raise awareness of the work and impact of the CWC amongst the social care sector and its workforce. This partnership represents a collaboration between two organisations whose shared values to support and better the sector will make a hugely positive impact on our work, and into the sector at large. Myself, and the Team, look forward to working with them.”

Karolina Gerlich, CEO of The Care Workers’ Charity

“It was a pleasure to speak at The Outstanding Society webinar in October and engage with your members in discussions about Skills for Care’s new strategy, the adult social care workforce and how reforms may impact the sector. 

We know how your services recruit, develop and lead enables the very best care to be delivered even in the most challenging of circumstances.   Skills for Care values your knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm in helping drive the quality of care forward in our sector and we look forward to continuing to showcase your outstanding care to help inspire others.”

Oonagh Smyth, CEO – Skills for Care.
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