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Vicarage Court is the Top Home in Wakefield Area

Vicarage Court is currently rated as the top home in Wakefield and the 2nd highest rated care home in West Yorkshire.

The home is rated 9.9 out 10 by residents family reviews on

The owner, Mr Singh stated, “We have been the top home in Wakefield for a number of years, but to be the 2nd highest rated home in West Yorkshire is a significant achievement. many of the homes in North Leeds have the double the budgets that we do, but it is due to the hard work of all the staff and management here at Vicarage Court. We are not complacent and constantly strive to improve”.


Wakefield College Awards Vicarage Court Care Home

Local Care Home Scoops Employer Award

December 18, 2014  |  Tags: Press Release, Awards Ceremony, Event, Services to Business

Wakefield College Principal, Sam Wright presenting Jagjit Singh, Director of Calsa care with the Employer of the year award

Wakefield College’s commercial training arm, Services to Business have announced Calsa Care as the recipient of this year’s Employer of the Year award at a glittering awards ceremony last week.

Calsa Care, based in Pontefract was set up in 2006, when it bought Vicarage Court Care Home, a 30-bed dementia care home in North Featherstone. They developed the care home making it ‘excellent’ rated.

Now in 2014, the care home is triple its original size and now provides nursing care, residential care, dementia care and day care. It can cater for specialist areas such as obesity care, rehabilitation and brain injuries. The care home had 30 staff in 2012 and now employs 73 staff including 7 nurses. Once the care home achieves full occupancy, it will employ over 100 staff.

Services to Business Market Development Manager, John Turner said: “Calsa Care have work very closely with Wakefield College and Job Centres to run a number of sector-based work academies in the community. They provide the opportunity for people to gain qualifications in the health and social care sector and have resulted in the creation of over 20 permanent jobs within the company. They are worthy winners of this award and we look forward to continuing working together.”

Calsa Care Director, Jagjit Singh added: “It was a pleasure to work closely with Wakefield College and Job Centre Plus. Far too many people do not see care work as a professional career, however we have developed staff successfully to a high standard to ensure the care delivered is of a very high standard. We have staff who came to us on work experience and within 4 years, we have developed them into managers. Other care staff are training to become nurses. We support staff to maximise their potential.”

The annual awards ceremony, which takes place at the Waterton Building, recognises and celebrates the hard work, dedication, and achievements of learners.

Employer of the Year 2014 Award !

Mr J Singh, from Calsa Care ltd, owners of Vicarage Court Care Home were honoured to be awarded “Employer of the Year 2014” by Wakefield College.

The award is for the innovative recruitment techniques used by the company and staff training and development. The Carehome has increased its staffing from 30 to 73 in 2014. Working closely with Wakefield College and Job Centre Plus, the care home was able to offer opportunity to local people to train and develop long term careers in Health & Social care.

“In 2015, we will have more opportunities for staff who wish to provide high quality long term residential and nursing care for local people in our district. ” stated Mr J Singh.

The Principal of Wakefield College, Sam Wright, presents the award to Mr J Singh at a glittery event at Wakefield Museum.

Employer of the Year 2014


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