Newcastle Graduate recieves royal approval

Shantelle Milton presented with award.
Image: Newcastle University Press office.Shantelle Milton presented with award. Image: Newcastle University Press office.

A Newcastle University graduate has recently been given the prestigious Royal approval from HRH The Duke of York for her business enterprise, Million Care Solutions.

Shantelle Milton previously graduated Newcastle University with a degree in English Language and honoured with the award at a special awards ceremony for her business MiCarePlan.

She originally developed the concept working as a Care Assistant and Shift Manager in care homes.

The system enables staff to document resident information with ease; access records in a more insightful way; and be more aware of patterns in an individual’s behaviour.

The benefits of MiCarePlan are that it offers clear and measurable benefits to the care sector and its users. Speeding up the input time and allowing for more time to be spent on care, easing the administrative load and simplifying the currently complex chore of completing daily reports and creating/ maintaining Care Plans.

Shantelle’s passion for excellent care standards and her degree in English Language led her to create the concept.

Shantelle, age 23, from Doncaster, said:

“I was delighted to have been nominated by the Rise Up team at Newcastle University.  I started my business eight months ago with the support of Rise Up and it has been an incredible journey so far. I will be launching my first product, MiCarePlan, this year and so this award is so timely – the recognition gives me huge confidence to push on and realise my ambition of enhancing the provision of elderly care in the UK.”

Gareth Trainer, Assistant Director (Enterprise and Entrepreneurship) of Newcastle University Careers Service, also commented:

“Shantelle’s business, Million Care Solutions, has the potential to transform the care sector in the UK. Her knowledge of the elderly care sector and her passion for enhancing care standards is the driving force behind her business.

Shantelle has demonstrated huge resilience in achieving her vision – now at the proof of concept stage, she is getting her product in the hands of care providers to further refine the product before launching later this this.”

Shantelle received her award at a ceremony organised and hosted by the University of Huddersfield on Monday 24th April. The award itself acknowledges the success of young people choosing technical education and encourages wider support from parents, businesses and other stakeholders.

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