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How attention to small detail makes a big difference for schools

May 13th, 2018

First impressions count. But the right impression lasts. It is a perennial challenge for independent schools to present themselves in the best light, at all times. Only then can they develop a prestigious reputation, attract the best pupils and levy the appropriate fees to ensure prosperity. Some aspects of a school’s public character are immediately […]

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The Housekeeping Team shines at the Spire St Anthony’s Hospital

September 25th, 2017

With the aim of the Spire St Anthony’s Hospital in Cheam being to bring together the best people who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care, the Housekeeping Team proved to be a shining example. The Team’s delivery on the service expectation and patient care earned them a Silver CAP Award. This is […]

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Congratulatiuons to all CAP Award Recipients

July 7th, 2017

Many congratulations to all the recent recipients of Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards plus those joining the CAP Programme for Housekeeping and Catering for the first time. Well done to the Wellington Hospital London, Northampton High School, Abbotsholme School, St Luke’s Care Home (photo 2), Stowe School (photo 1), St Joseph’s Care Village (photo 3), […]

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HELPING SCHOOLS ACHIEVE A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

April 12th, 2017

ACADEMIC achievements and extra curricular activities may dominate parents’ thinking when choosing a private school, but the condition of the facilities is rarely far behind. The cleanliness of rooms, and the physical state of the buildings, creates a powerful first impression on any prospective parent or pupil. At the CAP Award Programme we help schools […]

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‘CORE SKILL’ AWARENESS – Our every day tasks

January 18th, 2017

One of the crucial factors in the success of every great team or workforce is having the right skills in place. That’s why every fortnight at CAP we send our clients and members ‘A Skill Awareness of the Week’ as part of an ongoing programme to help them learn specific skills crucial to working in […]

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STAFF MOTIVATION IS KEY TO QUALITY HOUSEKEEPING AND CATERING

June 1st, 2016

IT’S our mission at the CAP Awards to help our clients continually strive to be the best they can be in their housekeeping and catering departments. Often these teams can be the unsung heroes of the organisation and yet people would soon notice, and complain, if they weren’t performing at the best of their ability. […]

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DUBLIN HOSPITAL WINS DOUBLE GOLD AWARD FOR CATERING AND CLEANING

February 22nd, 2016

HOUSEKEEPING and catering staff at a Dublin hospital were celebrating last night after winning two major national awards for cooking and cleaning. Staff at the Bon Secours Hospital pulled off a rare double by winning a Gold CAP Award for excellence in both frontline departments. The CAP Awards (the Continuous Advancement Programme) measure the quality […]

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HOME COMFORTS ARE KEY TO SOCIAL CARE SUCCESS STORY

May 15th, 2015

Last month the Your Care Rating survey of thousands of UK care homes – think Trip Advisor for social care – announced its results. The insightful research, based on the opinions of residents, gives a useful and honest snapshot of the state of the UK’s care homes. The ipsos/MORI study focused on four key criteria […]

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‘Value For Money’

April 17th, 2015

A recent report says doctors have an ethical duty to prevent waste in the NHS. The study, by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, claims there are potential cost savings of nearly £2bn through improved practices. Sixteen examples of changes to clinical practice, which have saved money and benefited patients, are highlighted. I would argue […]

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PERFECT YOUR CATERING AND HOUSEKEEPING FUNCTIONS WITH HOTSAP

November 11th, 2014

Many schools, care homes and hospitals have made significant improvements to their housekeeping and catering services through our HOTSAP scheme. HOTSAP – the Hotel Services Assessment Programme – is used by clients to financially and qualitatively assess their catering and housekeeping operations. Crucially HOTSAP is not public facing and allows facilities to really perfect their […]

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