Ilford care charity wins gold for its efforts to recruit and develop best staff
PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 September 2017
An Ilford charity that supports 400 people with learning disabilities and mental health issues has been given a gold standard award.
Vibrance offers a range of community day services, low-support housing, nursing and care homes, short breaks and supported employment.
It also supports more than 1,500 people in self-directed services.
The charity was presented with Investors in People accreditation for its person-centred approach.
Human resources director Nita Desir-Adeshiyan said everyone at Vibrance was thrilled with the achievement.
“We are really over the moon, it means a lot to us and we firmly believe in our staff,” she said.
“It is important that staff develop and grow at every level of the organisation and in turn, our investment in staff ensures the people we support receive the best service they possibly can from caring, talented, qualified and well trained staffed.
“I have been with the organisation since 2004, and in that time we have all been on a very long journey.”
The organisation helps its clients have a greater voice and presence in their community and said it is only able to do that by recruiting and developing “the best” staff.
Vibrance, Roden Street, has actively involved service users in developing its business plan, right through to the operational delivery.
Having clients on the board of trustees ensures that the outcomes of Vibrance’s business plan are monitored in line with its core values and mission statement of supporting people to live their lives as they wish.
The organisation was praised for its increasing emphasis on ‘growing their own’ in order to support individuals’ career progression, as well as retaining knowledge and skills within the organisation and building internal capability and capacity for the future.
Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Vibrance on their gold standard.
“Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice, and demonstrates a commitment to staff development and shows an organisation committed to being the very best it can be.
“Vibrance should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
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