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BLESMA strikes gold

THE Elizabeth Franklin Moore BLESMA Home in Blackpool has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold award.


THE award was presented to home manager, Jacqui Longden by the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth at a ceremony recently.

The Gold award, the highest IIP award possible, is granted to the top one per cent of recognised IIP organisations. For an organisation to receive IIP Gold status it must achieve a minimum of 126 evidence based requirements beyond the basic standard, which requires less than 40 criteria to be met.

The home provides 24 hour nursing and residential care for limbless ex- Servicemen and women and the high standard accommodation includes six
ensuite double rooms and nine single nursing beds. Ms Longden praised the contribution of her staff and the role they played in achieving the award, “This is a very special place, some of our staff have been with us for twenty or thirty years and this award is a tribute to them.“

Take a listen

The presentation ceremony is featured in an SPVA podcast, a recent communication initiative by the Agency which aims to reach a wider audience of the veterans and the service community by utilising a variety of accessible media formats.



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