Jewish Care, the largest health and social care organisation for the UK’s Jewish community, has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people.
The organisation that employs 1,500 staff and has 3,000 volunteers was praised for being a forward thinking dynamic organisation with a clear vision and effective plans to turn the vision into reality. Mention was also made of the organisations culture of continuous improvement and its focus on ensuring that clients are at the heart of everything that people do.
The report states; “Both staff and volunteers love working at Jewish Care because of their relationships with managers, colleagues, clients and relatives. They believe that Jewish Care really cares about them and managers go out of their way to support their work and personal needs. Jewish Care has much to be proud of and has clearly demonstrated that it meets the Investors in People Gold Standard”
The report highlighted what the organisation does well, this long list included:
- The organisation’s strong ethos and culture focused on providing residents and members with a positive experience promoting meaningful lives
- Giving people opportunities to contribute to discussion about the delivery of current and future services
- A comprehensive training and development programme is rated highly by staff
Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Jewish Care 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. Jewish Care should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
In an email sent to all staff informing them of the award, Simon Morris, Chief Executive, Jewish Care, said:
“I am absolutely delighted and proud to be able to tell you that we have been awarded the highly prestigious Investors in People GOLD Award. This standard is only given to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in developing and supporting their staff and Jewish Care needed to meet more than 165 evidence requirements that included commitment to our values, continuous improvement, investment in people and social responsibility. It is a standard that demonstrates that we all care about our organisation”.