A COMPANY has secured a £30 million contract to provide care on the Isle of Wight.

Nobilis, a UK in-home care specialist, which is setting up a training academy on the Island, has secured a ten-year contract.

The contract, awarded by the Isle of Wight Council, comes as privately-owned Nobilis heavily invests on the Island, with a pledge to support employee training and carer progression.

The new contract and expansion is part of a wider UK investment programme from Nobilis, which has seen the business double in size since February last year and will see it double in size again in 2021.

The new Newport training academy is one of four new facilities, and will play a pivotal role in training and supporting new staff as the business scales up – from Levels 2 to 5 Standards in Adult Care accredited by City and Guilds and recognised by the Care Quality Commission and health and social care sector.

It will also be the main centre for Nobilis on the Isle of Wight.

Managing director Peter Harrington said: “We are immensely proud that the local authority has underlined its confidence in Nobilis by awarding this contract.

"A ten-year contract offers stability, not only for our clients, but also our local employees, and enables us to plan our commitment to the Isle of Wight for the long-term.

"Our experience on the Isle of Wight stretches back some 20 years via local businesses D Care and Carefirst, both of which joined the Nobilis family last year.

"All our carers working on the Isle of Wight are members of the local community and we’re committed to employing more local people as we expand — this is as important to us, as it is to our clients.”

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