Exciting new partnership with Riverside College

Prize winning care provider, Alternative Futures Group is celebrating National Apprenticeship week by announcing an exciting new partnership with Riverside College.

Alternative Futures Group (AFG) provides innovative and bespoke care services in the community delivering life enhancing person centred support to people with a diverse range of care needs including learning disabilities, mental health autism, complex care, dementia, physical disabilities, substance misuse and people in transition. It currently employs over 3,000 staff and support around 1,200 people across the North West Region.

The successful delivery of an outstanding person centred support needs high levels of training and development and an investment in high quality apprenticeship training will form part of making sure that AFG is equipped with the right people for their very demanding but rewarding job roles.

After a rigorous selection process, AFG selected Riverside College as their training partner due to the College’s excellent reputation of supporting employers in the care sector, it’s exceptional apprenticeship success rates and shared values of continuous improvement and inclusiveness.

Neil Campbell, Chief Executive for Alternative Futures Group, said: “Alternative Futures Group is excited about entering a transformative partnership with Riverside College which will drive inspiring learning and development opportunities, benefiting the people we support in the process.”

Jayne Smith, Head of Skills and Enterprise at Riverside College said “We are absolutely delighted to be working with an outstanding care provider who recognises the benefit of apprenticeships to support staff development and continuous improvement. For us the start of this partnership is a wonderful way to celebrate National Apprenticeships week and we are excited now to start working with the team at AFG to support their vision for the future.”