July 2017


The Frances Taylor Foundation has been recognised as an Investor in People, following a thorough assessment process which involved face to face meetings with staff, and an on-line survey which 85% of staff completed. In the survey, we beat the care industry averages in all nine areas, and scored highest in “living the organisation’s values and behaviours”. 

The report said:

“The Foundation has a very clear vision in place and it is very clear how that underpins both strategic planning at the corporate level and operational delivery through the local services. Short and longer-term priorities are well communicated and, as a result, well understood throughout the organisation, and there is universal belief in the organisation and what it is striving to achieve. There is a significant level of confidence and trust in the senior leadership within the organisation, with people talking positively about their visibility and accessibility.”

We will now be working hard to aim for the next level, Gold, in three years’ time. This will involve annual reviews of progress with our IIP consultant/assessor.



June 2017


Our 4th annual staff conference took place on 6 June. This year it was held in Brighton, at the Grand Hotel, and with a visit to the British Airways i360 on the seafront, and attended by about 130 staff.

Sandra Davies, manager of Marina care home in Brighton, took the lead on making the local arrangements – pictured here inside the i360. Thanks Sandra, and all involved, for a hugely successful event, which was also supported and attended by our Trustees.   

There are more photos of the day on our Flickr page