In March 2015 we were assessed by Investors in People. We are very happy to announce that we have received this award yet again, along with a glowing report. Investing in People is what we do at Mary and Joseph House, encouraging staff by enabling them to gain the experience they want and the skills they need. During the inspection, staff had the opportunity to anonymously give their views on Mary & Joseph House as a workplace. The report begins “I can honestly say it was an absolute pleasure to meet the team and complete the assessment at Mary & Joseph House” and goes on to say “People feel valued and appreciated”. One member of staff was quoted as saying they “feel privileged to work with the men” and “care here is not about ‘bath and clean’, its about quality of life, dignity and respect”. We were very pleased that a member of staff told the inspector that “coming to work here has been life changing, I am happy and the job has raised my self esteem, it has made me a better person”. Investors in People was established by the UK Government to help organisations get the best from their people. Organisations that demonstrate the Investors in People Standard achieve the accreditation through a rigorous and objective assessment to determine performance. The Investors in People prestigious accreditation is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence. If you would like to read the full 2015 Investors in People report, please pop in and ask any member of staff who will gladly provide you with a copy.