UK Enterprise Awards 2021

94 | UK Enterprise Awards 2021 Jun21698 Best Nursing Recruitment Agency – Essex Ace 24 Healthcare is a nursing recruitment agency based in Essex which provides services nationwide, specialising in supplying temporary staff to hospitals, care homes, secure units and prisons. Ace 24 works to provide its valued clients with highly qualified and experienced candidates from its well-established database of carefully selected individuals who are available for temporary, contract as well as permanent positions. It views healthcare recruitment as a specialist area, its strategy therefore following a well- proven scientific approach to selecting only the best calibre of candidates. Its consultants are experienced recruitment professionals, with expertise in assessing potential talent before recruiting and placing them with clients. Ace 24 provides a wide spectrum of recruitment services to various organisations around the country. It can offer a full recruitment lifecycle for organisations for permanent staff, along with flexible temporary staffing solutions to various care sectors. It also offers training services for agency staff, as well as ensures that all staff are compliant prior to being placed with clients. Ace 24 works with vendor neutral service providers to complement their panel of agencies and provides a Managed Service solution to streamline clients’ temporary staffing needs. Its nurses are fully qualified and subject to an induction training course that covers all the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for the sector along with the National Medical Council (NMC) code of practice. Ongoing training and supervision is statutory for all its staff in a continuous programme of improvement and development. The agency’s professional staff include Registered Nurses Adult (RNA), Registered Nurses Mental Health (RNMH), Registered Nurses Learning Disabilities (RNLD), Registered Nurses Children (RNC), Registered Nurses Midwives (RNM), and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse – HV (RHV). Its clients include NHS Hospitals and Community Trusts, private healthcare providers, private hospitals, GP practices, occupational health organisations, charitable organisations providing health and social care, day care facilities, learning disabilities nursing and residentials, clinics/health centres, and medical research organisations. Ace 24 also provides a service of supported housing, a scheme which supports individuals across Essex who are thought to be ‘in need’, from those with disabilities needing help with daily life skills, to those suffering from poor mental health. Residents are provided with accommodation and sometimes additional support or care services in order to help them live happy, independent lives. This form of supported accommodation is fairly adaptable in that it can be provided for differing periods of time, as and when it is required. For those who are looking to gain the emotional and practical living skills needed to move on to other forms of housing, a short-term solution will probably suffice. Whereas those who require a longer term form of supported housing may require a more ongoing form of support in order to live their lives as independently as possible. Whatever the need for supported housing, the overall aim is to make social inclusion a key part of the service, and to ensure that each individual is made to feel like a valued member of their community. The supported housing provided by Ace 24 comes with a number of key amenities and transport links close by. Each home is beautifully furnished with Sky TV and wireless internet as standard, as well as sporting amenities and gardens where possible, meaning all residents are provided with a good quality of life. With such a wide range of properties available, Ace 24 is able to support a variety of different needs and requirements. Alongside striving to instil a sense of belonging and family for residents with its supported housing, Ace 24’s nurses offer extensive experience in providing support across three areas of enablement – daily living skills, social skills, and help into employment. Working closely with individuals staying in supported housing within each of these areas is imperative to providing not only a safe home, but also a real opportunity for a better quality of life in the long term. Ace 24 accepts supportive housing referrals made by voluntary, statutory and private sectors. Once a referral has been received, an initial assessment will be carried out in order to decide which level of support is needed for the applicant. This initial assessment will include a home-visit to the individual’s current place of residence before any form of supported accommodation is allocated. Ace 24 is always on the lookout for high calibre and experienced staff – Anyone who is interested in joining the team can apply via the online application form. For anyone who has an enquiry or is interested in applying for supported housing, Ace 24 can be contacted via the company website. Company: Ace 24 Healthcare Contact: Nicole Tshuma Email: Website: