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HealthWORKS Newcastle Recognised as an Investor in People


HealthWORKS Newcastle, citywide charity supporting local people to ‘Better Health: Fairer Health’ has been awarded the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.

HealthWORKS aims to provide support to people wanting to make positive changes to maintain or improve their health. We operate from two resource centres, one in the west end of Newcastle in Benwell and the other in the outer west, in Lemington.

Through the two resource centres we offer a range of services including:

• Community Health Trainers
• Physical Activity Team
• Learning and development team
• Food skills team
• Sure Start children’s’ centre
• Breastfeeding peer support co-ordinators and volunteers

Various projects and work streams are delivered by the team at HealthWORKS and the charity now employs 93 people.

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People Standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. Working with Investors in People inspires and enables leaders, managers and employees at all levels to build their skills, improve their performance and achieve their potential. We’d like to congratulate HealthWORKS Newcastle on their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for HealthWORKS Newcastle and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals. With their accreditation success, HealthWORKS Newcastle is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Commenting on the award, Sarah Cowling, Chief Executive, said: “We’re thrilled to have all the hard work across the board recognised by this award, and it’s a great reason to celebrate after a tough year’

Professor Chris Drinkwater, HealthWORKS Chair commented, “These are difficult times for the voluntary sector but HealthWORKS has once again demonstrated that a commitment to supporting staff and local people can produce outstanding results”

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