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Victoria Sylvester wins Entrepreneur of the Year

Our MD, Vikki Sylvester, has been named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’

We’re so proud to announce that Victoria Sylvester, our Managing Director, has won the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award in the Sentinel Business Awards! Vikki leads Acacia Training and all the other businesses in our growing group, with integrity, compassion, ambition and vision. She cares passionately about training, equality, wellbeing and care standards. She believes …

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Katie Wilson Care Home Manager Apprenticeship

Level 5 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship leads to managerial promotion

35-year-old Katie Wilson is showing that Apprenticeships are not just for school-leavers, after completing a Level 5 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship secured her a managerial promotion. Katie, aged 35, from Bristol was recently promoted to care home manager at Bristol-based Hyde Lodge, a Care Quality Commission “Outstanding” rated residential care home for vulnerable young …

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Social care workers

Social care workers could sign register following APPG investigation

Social care workers could be required to sign a national register following an investigation which has estimated 500,000 people are untrained. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care (APPG) has dubbed the situation “a national emergency” and will make recommendations in September following an inquiry. The move could see social care workers forced to achieve …

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Mental Health First Aid course Acacia Training

Acacia Training and MHFA England seek change with two-day mental health first aid course

Did you know one in four people experience a diagnosable mental health condition each year? Take a second to think about that. That’s about a quarter of our population who need the right support – and yet, about 70% of people with a mental illness receive no treatment at all*. Acacia Training and Mental Health …

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Care home software

Four Types Of Care Home Software That Will Make Your Life Easier

With the ever changing environment in the care industry, care home software has become more important than ever in making sure that your Care Home can reach new heights. This is because certain care home software can make ongoing tasks that have been time consuming and difficult in the past become automated and streamlined. This …

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