SHC celebrates its 35-year anniversary in 2020 and is the largest provider of residential services in the County. With more than 600 employees, providing residential and nursing care services within Sussex, offering specialist care for individuals offering a range of individualised care packages, promoting personalised care and support. With a head office in Warnham, West Sussex, the company also has an onsite training academy providing around 9,800 courses a year.
More than just a home
Good health is much more than just the absence of illness. We recognise that leisure, social and recreational activities are essential to a person's overall good health and sense of well-being. Every home provides a full programme of activities to stimulate, motivate and interest the individual, encouraging them to use their faculties to the fullest extent. Activities are selected for individuals bearing in mind their previous interests as well as their current abilities. Participation and initiative are encouraged, old skills and interests are recalled and new ones are learned.
SHC offers a range of individualised care packages promoting personalised care and support. Additional services include: respite care, day-care, a specialist gymnasium, sensory rooms, hydrotherapy pools, activities, transport, physiotherapy and several holistic therapies.
Our vision is of a society where each person, regardless of age or ability, is given the opportunity to live their life, their way.
To deliver best practice by listening, acting and operating in an effective, innovative and evolving way, providing opportunities for those we support, our colleagues and our communities to fulfil their potential.
Our onsite training academy, Boldings Brook Academy, in Warnham, West Sussex, provides development, research and education to healthcare professionals. The academy provides around 9,800 courses a year, including:
- NCC accredited
- The UK's largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications
An enthusiastic and motivated workforce is crucial to delivering the standards we set ourselves. In addition, external factors such as new legislation and clinical advances, as well as rising aspirations, present constant new challenges.
This is why SHC places such emphasis, effort and financial support on the training and career progression of staff. Through supervision and appraisal, the training needs of staff members are ascertained, and the employee is given the support to progress within the company. As well as offering fantastic training and career progression, SHC also provides subsidised meals, enhanced pay for weekends and Bank Holidays, staff accommodation, free uniforms and a free staff bus.
Don’t just take our word for it, find out from our SHC employees:
Diana Bican, Care Home Manager of Kingsmead Care Centre: “I have worked for SHC for almost five years. In 2014 I started as a Registered Nurse for SHC and I knew in that moment that this will change my life completely.
When I started working at Kingsmead Care Centre, I realised that I really wanted to progress my career with the organisation. SHC has provided me with all the support and encouragement that I have needed to further ambition.
My goal was accomplished in 2018 when I took the role as Care Home Manager for Kingsmead Care Centre. After my own journey at SHC I will encourage anyone to go for it!”
Danielle Garside, HR Administrator: “I joined SHC in 2018 as a Business Administration Apprentice working in the Learning and Development Team. Upon completion of my apprenticeship I was given the amazing opportunity to join the HR department as an HR Administrator. I’m really enjoying the new challenges this role offers and I’m very excited to progress further in this field.”
The training programme takes place within the framework of annually revised plan that ensures the organisation is able to meet the challenges of a fast-changing sector to grow and develop in a new direction of care.
With the support of SHC’s Boldings Brook Training Academy, our teams work closely with consultants and specialists’ teams such as the National Hospital for Neurology in Queens Square, The Royal Hospital for Neurological Disorders and Guys and St Thomas hospitals. These close links enable staff teams to provide a unique understanding to the people we support with neurological conditions or acquired brain injury.