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The Somerset Care Group signs a 3-year contract with Altura Learning to transform L&D approach

August 20, 2019 |

The Somerset Care Group is one of the major care providers in Southern England and one of the largest not-for-profit care companies in the UK.

Recently, the Somerset Care Group has signed a 3-year contract with Altura Learning to help transform their approach to staff engagement, via mobile, anytime access to high quality learning – that was bespoke to their organisation.

The Somerset Care Group has over 3,500 staff across home care, care homes and disability services. By working with Altura Learning, the Somerset Care Group will be implementing the multi award winning Learning Management System (LMS) Bridge, across the whole organisation. The new LMS will allow the organisation to record, manage and report on their whole blended learning approach, whilst also quickly creating their own bespoke online learning content to complement the content taken from Altura Learning.

The Somerset Care Group visited the WCS Care Innovation Hub to see a live demonstration of the learning platform Bridge, used by Altura Learning and delivered by Instructure, at an event organised in partnership with WCS Care and the National Care Forum (NCF).

Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum, commented, ‘I am delighted to hear that NCF member the Somerset Care Group is working with Altura Learning. Investment in the workforce is an absolute critical element of the delivery of high-quality care and we hear excellent things from NCF members who are already working with Altura Learning’.

Tommy Hnederson-Reay, Digital Transformation Lead also at NCF, added,’nurturing a digitally confident and literate workforce is vital for social care providers. I am really pleased that the Somerset Care Group has thought about how they develop their workforce and meet their training needs. Altura Learning provides this support in an innovative way that is both high quality and digitally creative’.

Reviewing their training, the Somerset Care Group recognised that they also needed a flexible, cloud based, on-demand learning solution to complement their face-to face training sessions, to provide a truly cutting edge, blended, high quality training solution.

Jess Henry, Head of OD and Learning and Development remarked, ‘We needed to review our training process. We wanted tools to create our own bespoke online material, manage our face to face sessions, run webinars and survey learners. Altura Learning’s solution was the answer. We now have a wealth of best practice learning material at our fingertips’.

In the past 18 months, Altura Learning has moved 600+ care organisations and 100,000 care workers and managers on to the Bridge LMS. Somerset Care is the latest organisation to implement Bridge into their organisation and to take the next step to innovating their approach to Learning and Development.

Bruce Adams, Head of Sales Europe, commented, ‘It’s fantastic to have the Somerset Care Group on board as Altura Learning’s latest member. Bridge is a truly best in class and innovative system. Couple this with the vision and drive of the team at the Somerset Care Group, who are committed to innovate and embrace technology to engage their staff in learning, it’s a perfect fit. Staff will benefit from bespoke, high quality, accessible learning which will continue to support the Somerset Care Group as a market and thought leader’.

To find out more about the Bridge learning platform, please visit:

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