Paula launched her own home care company after being inspired by Acacia Training

Former hotel manager Paula Shepherd launched her own home care company after being inspired by her Acacia Training assessor. Paula, 52, from Leek, had also worked as a factory manager and trained adults in college IT before switching to the care sector four years ago. She said: “I just wanted a change and a job …

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European Social Fund (ESF) grants – what happens if there’s a ‘no deal’ Brexit?

Acacia Training offers a range of health and social care courses which are fully funded by European Social Fund grants – but what happens in a ‘no deal’ Brexit? Under the withdrawal agreement, all ESF programmes would be fully funded under the current 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. In July 2018 the government confirmed it would …

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apprenticeship levy funds

Unsure how to spend your Apprenticeship Levy pot? Acacia Training can help!

In 2017, the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced by the UK government. However, in the first year 92% of funds in accounts had been unused, equating to over £1bn. This means that in the upcoming year these funds are either required to be spent or they risk being lost completely. Your Apprenticeship Levy Options Use your …

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Workplace Choir

Our workplace choir helps to keep staff’s mental health in tune!

We’ve launched our workplace choir initiative as part of our efforts to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace. Our workplace choir meets one evening a week and is coached under the watchful eye of Ashley Mellor, from the Staffordshire Choirs Association. Now we’re urging more businesses to follow in our footsteps, and highlight the …

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Mental Health Improve

3 Steps To Improving Mental Health Within Your Workplace

Having a workforce with positive Mental Health within the workplace is so important for both employees and employers. By having staff who have positive mental health you can ensure your employees are in a positive state of mind when they are working as well as reducing sickness, improving performance and increasing profitability of your business. …

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