About the partnership with Somerset County Council
As one of UK’s leading training providers we have partnered with Somerset County Council and a fast-growing care company to help ease the industry-wide staffing crisis in residential care homes in the region.
Harbour Healthcare has recently acquired care homes in Chard and Taunton and already owns three other care homes in the South-West.
The company had been facing a shortfall in the delivery of its apprenticeship programme due to limits on the number of new learners it could enrol on training programmes each year.
However, apprenticeship training provider Realise has been working with Harbour Healthcare to help bolster its apprenticeship offer through the ‘Gifted Levy’ programme, reaching an agreement for Somerset County Council to donate £42,000 to help directly fund the training of 14 Level 2 and Level 3 apprentices.