Accreditations and Awards
TSA Code of Practice
RedAssure is proud to be the first telecare team in the UK to pass the Telecare Services Association new vigorous 2009 code of practice. This accolade reflects the dedication of our personnel, but perhaps more significantly, their approach to the profession. Working in health care services is a vocation which requires compassion, dedication and commitment. These qualities are what we believe make the real difference between telecare and RedAssure telecare.
Investors in People
Worthing Homes has proudly held the Investor in People standard since 2004. This standard is internationally recognised and is a respected mark of good practice. Worthing Homes aims to be an employer of choice in the local area.
Using the Investors in People framework helps Worthing Homes to continually improve its performance and achieve success through the people working here. It ensures the skills and capabilities of people within Worthing Homes are maximised.
Worthing Homes was last reviewed in May 2011. The assessment showed that Worthing Homes is a supportive and flexible employer that promotes training and learning opportunities for all it's staff and encourages staff to progress and develop themselves and their skills throughout their employment at the company.
Centre for Housing and Support Code of Practice
Worthing Homes has been accredited with the Centre for Housing and Support Code of Practice.
The Centre for Housing and Support Code of Practice is a quality standard encompassing long-term housing-related support services delivered to vulnerable client groups in any setting, including Extra Care and Floating Support. There are ten standards within the code and the company had to demonstrate and verify that they had the policies and procedures in place to meet these standards.
The team at Worthing Homes did so well that they have also been pass ported through the Supporting People Quality Assessment Framework at grade B..
Worthing Homes has achieved the Two Ticks Award. The two ticks symbol is given by Job Centre Plus to employers who have agreed to meet 5 key commitments regarding recruitment, employment, retention and career development of people with disability. These 5 commitments are:
Commitment 1: To interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
Commitment 2: To ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees what can be done to make sure they can develop and use their abilities, e.g. Appraisals.
Commitment 3: To make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment.
Commitment 4: To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make our commitments.
Commitment 5: Each year, to review the five commitments and what has been achieved, to plan ways to improve on them and let the employees and employment service know about progress and future plans.
You will see the symbol on all our advertisements for jobs, letter headed paper as well as on our internet sites. The use of this symbol is one of the visible ways that we highlight our commitment to disabled people.
Our commitment to disabled people is an on-going process, which we are constantly reviewing, and involves all our employees.
Best Companies 2009
Worthing Homes received a Best Companies 2009 star status accreditation after an in-depth staff survey found high levels of engagement and commitment to their work from employees.
The best companies' survey is designed to measure employee engagement and uses 70 questions to gain a comprehensive view of workplace engagement.
Based on staff feedback, the accreditation assesses factors such as leadership, well being and how employees rate their managers, team spirit, and company ethos.