The Children's Hospice at Milton in Cambridge, part of East Anglia's Children's Hospices has become one of the first children's hospices in the country to win Investors in People (IiP) accreditation, which recognises the employer's commitment to staff training and development.
We Did It! Glowing Report From Investors in People Assessors
'The award demonstrates to people outside our organisation that we take our people seriously and invest in them as we know they are the heart of our success,' said Graham Collins, Chief Executive.
'Although any organisation invests in technologies and systems, we make sure our people have the skills to do the job and keep up-to-date for the ever-changing environment we're in. We are constantly trying to improve our skills and learn new skills and new ways of working.'
The presentation marked the end of a year of working towards IiP accreditation by all three children's hospice sites at Milton, Ipswich in Suffolk and Quidenham, Norfolk. The assessors looked at every aspect of the working environment - culture and working relationships as well as our training and development provision. There could be no more obvious demonstration of commitment to training and development than the new facility being built at Milton, but it was the interviews with staff by Cambridge TEC that led the Assessor to say in her report:
'Clearly, it needs very special people to do this kind of work but it also needs very special people to manage and support them and they are certainly there with EACH.'
The Children's Hospices care for terminally sick children across the region and provide support for their families. Children attending the hospices are not expected to reach adulthood and the charity relies heavily on voluntary donations to continue this work.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) aims to maximise the quality of life for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and to support their families.