Quality at the heart of our charity

The Alice Cross Centre , charity name Age Concern Teignmouth & Shaldon was delighted to be one of the first voluntary sector organisations to gain a brand new quality assurance mark for provision of Health & Wellbeing services.

This award has been developed by the Voluntary Sector Groups operating within the Torbay and South Devon NHS area and funded by Torbay and South Devon NHS.

The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector contributes significantly to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, particularly those who are most in need due to ill health, disability and age related conditions.

The aim of this quality assurance mark is to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities by a scheme that gives confidence to health professionals and the public in the quality of the support that can be sourced from the voluntary sector.

    

Julia Street Centre Manager said “Charities today have to operate with the same professionalism as businesses, we have all the same health & safety policies and procedures, and rules that apply to us with the services we provide. Keeping up to date with new policies can be a big strain on the resources of a small charity and so we rely on the expertise of mostly retired professionals to help us to remain compliant. We thank and give credit to the great work the volunteers and staff do at The Alice Cross Centre , without their help and commitment, we would not be able to achieve awards like this. This Quality mark helps to give kudos to our charity and the voluntary sector as a whole.” “ We are looking for people with data protection and marketing skills, so if you are looking for a fulfilling role in a small local charity then please get in touch.”

If you are interested in any of our volunteer roles, then please contact Julia on 01626 778039 or info@thealicecross.co.uk, visit our website www.thealicecross.co.uk or facebook www.facebook.com/alicecrosscentre

The presentation of the QA certificates by HM Deputy Lieutenant Robin Barlow. As well as the chairmen of Teignbridge and Torbay, Mayors from Teignmouth and Newton About, it was good to see Judy Falcao -Director Torbay & South Devon NHS Trust and Cllr Sylvia Russell Portfolio Holder Health & Wellbeing, attend.

  

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