Beating off stiff competition, Birchwood Highland impressed the judges at the Highland Women's Business Club
with its innovation and creativity and effective engagement with service users to scoop the coveted award of Best Third Sector Organisation
at the ceremony which was hosted by Nicky Marr at the New Drumossie Hotel!
Also in March, the Care Inspectorate made an unannounced visit to all of our services to look at a number of areas including the quality of care and support, the environment, staffing, management and leadership, and awarded us sixes in all areas and services, the top grade possible
. This is a fantastic achievement for all of our staff. More importantly it illustrates the fact that we are giving the excellent care and support to the people who use our services. We’re very proud to have been given these grades and to have retained them year after year – it’s a massive achievement.
Then we were very pleased to have retained our Healthy Working Lives Gold Award, which has been timed well with the implementation of our new cycling scheme providing use of bikes to staff and service users, thanks to funding from the Post Code Lottery.
And to top off an amazing month, Maria Baxter, one of our Investors In Young People
assessors, recently confirmed that Birchwood Highland have now attained the IIYP accreditation which will be valid for three years!