Surrey charity Transform Housing & Support has been awarded the Investors in People Silver Standard, following a three-day assessment earlier this month.
The Leatherhead-based charity provides housing, support and care to homeless and vulnerable people across Surrey and the surrounding areas, helping them to gain the skills and confidence to live independently. Transform was founded in 1972 and now employs almost 200 people, with the majority working in frontline services providing care and support to vulnerable people.
Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides resources to help businesses to innovate, improve and grow.
Transform has held the Investors in People standard since 2001. This time the charity has achieved the Silver standard, going beyond the standard Investors in People criteria and achieving best practice in at least 50 additional areas above Bronze standard.
Paul Mitchell, Chief Executive of Transform Housing & Support, said:
“At Transform, investing in people is at the heart of what we do – both in terms of developing our staff and in supporting homeless and vulnerable people. We put a lot of time and resource into training and developing our staff so they can reach their potential and support our clients to do the same.
"We are fortunate to have an extremely professional, knowledgeable and determined staff team, who are really passionate about transforming the lives of the people we help. I am delighted that this has been recognised with the Investors in People Silver Standard.”
In a survey of Transform staff last year, 100% of staff said they feel they participate in decision making with others in Transform and 98% of staff said they feel Transform are always seeking new ways to improve. Staff said their top reason for working at the charity was to make a difference.
For more information about Transform please visit www.transformhousing.org.uk