We are thrilled to announce that Heathlands Village, in partnership with Salford University, has been selected as one of just five care homes across the country to be a National Teaching Care Home.

Delighted CEO, Mark Cunningham commented:

“The Fed has had a long-held aim to develop Heathlands Village as a place of learning and research and this is a big step in that direction.

This is a superb achievement and a well-deserved recognition for the standard of care achieved by our teams despite a background of austerity.”

The Teaching Care Homes Programme is a partnership between Care England, the Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) and the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

“Our collaboration will offer tangible benefits to the care experience and outcomes for residents and their families, and to the learning and development opportunities within the care sector.”

Gabi Hesk, Lecturer in Social Work and Practice Learning, at Salford University, said

“We are very excited at the prospect of working with The Fed which is an innovative health and social care provider that is not afraid to be creative and test out new ways of working to enhance service users’ lives.

The partnership will help promote a holistic care approach across a wide range of university disciplines including Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Drama, Podiatry, Digital Services, Dementia Hub  and will prepare our students for employability within the mixed economy of health and social care.”