Housing & Care 21, a not-for-profit provider of retirement housing and care services for older people, has been awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management.
The organisation currently has over 3,300 employees within its housing courts across the country and Birmingham based head office on Hagley Road. The Investors in People award comes after news of a company-wide revision to pay structure and the introduction of guaranteed hour contracts for carers. The organisation now offers carers at least 10% more than the National Living Wage.
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry.
Bruce Moore, Chief Executive of Housing & Care 21 said:
“I am very proud of everyone at Housing & Care 21 and this standard is a great recognition of their achievements. We have worked hard to ensure that people are able to fulfil their full potential and are recognised for the brilliant work they do.
“Attaining the Gold standard does not mean we will rest on our laurels and we remain ambitious to achieve further success.”
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said:
“We’d like to congratulate Housing & Care 21, the Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Everybody who works for Housing & Care 21 should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
IIP assessor Samantha Kitney, made the following comments in Housing & Care 21’s assessment report:
“Against a backdrop of the challenges in the housing and care markets, Housing & Care 21 is an organisation with ambition and enthusiasm. And not least, pride of its wonderful staff who made the assessment an enjoyable experience.
“Housing & Care 21 is clearly a great place to work and a worthy recipient of the IIP Gold Standard.”