Newton Aycliffe charity the Pioneering Care Partnership has achieved Gold accreditation by Investors In People.
Their recent report praised PCP for its “trust, transparency and empowerment” and for it being a great place to work.
Internationally over 50,000 organisations are accredited by Investors in People with only 17% of them achieving Gold status
“There is a clear plan for the future based around delivering the mission and purpose of the charity,” said the report.
“Your ambition is supported by formal planning processes and a clear and concise impact plans for all areas, with effective governance from the board.
“As leaders, you clearly articulated a desire to build on the successes you have experienced and employees feel the charity remains a great place to work.
“Your people provided many examples to confirm this belief which was underpinned by a feeling of trust, transparency and empowerment.”
PCP chief executive Carol Gaskarth said: “Most of us spend around 80,000 hours at work in our lifetime and it is important for employers and employees work together to make sure the workplace healthy, happy, positive and productive.
“Here at PCP we’re committed to ensuring our working practices are excellent by working with our teams to develop and encourage ideas.
“Our open, transparent and inclusive style, coupled with strong health and wellbeing support for staff helps to make PCP a great place to work.
“The assessor recognised the outstanding impact we achieve across the North-East and for me Investors in People provides an opportunity for the 100+ workforce to share with us, anonymously, what they really think of PCP as an organisation.
“The feedback is excellent and we are delighted with the outcome. This is journey for us and we will continue to develop and improve with the support of our skilled, experienced and dedicated team.”