It’s the New Year, which means it’s time to take a look back on the year and reflect on how much we’ve grown as a company. So let’s take a look back at the Highlights of last year New growth
This year marked a huge steppingstone for Maples In July, we moved into our new offices at Verona House, where our Compass Team Manager, and official plant expert Daniel Petherick glammed up our Verona office with some greenery.
The main goal for our Verona offices if for it to become a Training Academy, with the aim of improving our training for staff, as well as offering training to the general public. We’ve already taken huge steps in this direction, hiring a Learning and Development lead. We asked our new Learning and Development lead about his role and the vision for Maples to become a training hub.
Celebrating the hard work of our staff
We’ve improved our employee benefits package by introducing; Early Pay, a Refer a Friend Bonus, Wedding and Civil Partnership Support, Pet Bereavement Day, Blue Light Card, Emergency Hospital support, Crisis Loans, Company Sick Pay Rollover, and Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme. HR have also introduced Welcome Boxes to greet new starters into Maples.
This year we received a record number of referrals.
We achieved a 93.5% success rate for all new placements made last year, this could not have been achieved without the hard work of our Compass team, the new and improved assessment possesses, as well as the ongoing diligence and dedication of our care and support teams.
The Park is now operating at capacity having also successfully transitioned five service users into our supported accommodation provision and The South Bristol division has more than doubled their provision.
Learning more about Maples
We had the absolute pleasure of getting to know and interviewing some of the fantastic staff that work at Maples.
We spoke to Russel Freeman about his experience at Maples as a support worker and how he has developed his role to include his passion in life, music. We sat down with Nigel to find out how he uses his knowledge to help empower our service users in their journey to recovery and we spoke to Tiff about her role and why she feels Maples is a valuable place to work.