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Evolve meets Alice in Wonderland

 “I feel extremely lucky and very grateful to have been a part of the away day, the Evolve team are definitely something special"

Evolve Care Group has celebrated its much-anticipated annual "away day," marking a heartening return to the tradition after a hiatus due to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since its inception in 2006, the event has evolved into an increasingly special and meaningful gathering, bringing together diverse Teams, Leaders and Guests from across the Evolve group.

This year, the 2023 away day took on a particularly enchanting theme: Alice in Wonderland. This choice was not arbitrary but strategically aligned with Evolve's overarching mission—to ensure that all individuals engaged in social care experience lives imbued with dignity, independence, and overall well-being. The theme drew parallels with Alice's journey in the classic tale, emphasising the significance of embracing one's true self. Much like Alice navigating societal expectations and constraints, Evolve fosters an environment where each team member is encouraged and supported in recognising and utilising their unique qualities and strengths.

The venue for this extraordinary occasion was the Double Tree Bristol North hotel, transformed into a magical immersive experience by the creative touch of Event-Trees based in Oadby who create stunning environments with artificial foliage and trees.  The room underwent a stunning metamorphosis, featuring a central magic oak tree, a captivating walkway tunnel adorned with forestry, and a themed musical entrance channeling the whimsical spirit of Carroll Lewis's iconic tale. Guests were welcomed by the ever-prompt White Rabbit, setting the stage for a day filled with inspiration and learning.

As the day's events drew to a close, the festivities seamlessly transitioned to the evening at Evolve's Bristol-based office. The third-floor training room underwent a captivating makeover, becoming a magical winter wonderland. Event planners orchestrated an enchanting ambiance complete with a sit-down dinner, complimentary bar throughout the night, a full-length photo mirror, a DJ, dancing and a static snow-board!  Adding to the magical atmosphere, guests were encouraged to dress in white or blue, with the assistance of a face painter to enhance the winter wonderland theme. Blue drinks upon arrival and delectable blue and white desserts added the finishing touches to a night that was as unforgettable as it was enchanting.

Evolve Care Group is passionately devoted to investing in its people. The Group strongly encourages and supports the professional development of all team members, offering comprehensive career pathways. The fact that the majority of Evolve’s senior leadership team has each poured their passion in to over 10 years to working for Evolve stands as a testament to the significant investment in the growth and well-being of its people.

No matter what we do or how unique it seems, our mission is deeply rooted in caring for the individuals in our homes. Our training, done in our own way and going above and beyond a standard care certificate, is a testament to our commitment to passionately supporting everyone in our Evolve community. This is not just about meeting a standard; it's about going above and beyond. This is our purpose in care—striving to enhance lives with dignity, fostering independence, and ensuring that our training reflects the heartfelt dedication we bring to the well-being of those living in our care. 


Discover the incredible opportunities that Evolve’s care academy can offer you with our meticulously planned 12-month training calendar. From tailored programmes for those new to the care sector to clinical skills programmes for nurses, our comprehensive training plan reflects our commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning.

Contact us today - your evolution starts here!  

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