Housing and care provider in Worcester celebrates gold accreditation success.

Sanctuary, the Worcester-based housing and care provider, has received a coveted Gold accreditation from Investors In People for its leadership and support of its employees.

The award marks a triumph for the company, recognising their methods of nurturing employees, acknowledging their contributions, and capitalising on their range of skills.

This new accolade went to Sanctuary's Central Services team, which encompasses departments like finance, technology, HR and sustainability.

As part of the accreditation process, Investors In People conducted a survey and face-to-face interviews with staff members.

(left to right) Chief financial officer, Ed Lunt, group director, sustainability and climate change, Donna Williams, chief information officer, Chris Nrman, executive director, corporate services ,Nicole Seymor and group director, growth and partnerships, Nathan WarrenSanctuary receiving their award (Image: Sanctuary)

The Gold Award applauds the team's transparent, inclusive and empowering culture.

Staff feel appreciated and trusted in their positions, a testament to inspiring leadership and copious opportunities for training and learning.

Nicole Seymour, Sanctuary's executive director of corporate services, said: "This is a wonderful achievement and I’d like to thank all our teams and every single individual within Central Services.

"Our people are what makes Sanctuary successful, and this recognition is really well deserved."

The Gold accreditation is not Sanctuary’s first experience with Investors In People.

The organisation's development, student accommodation, housing, care and supported living divisions previously snagged the Gold standard.

Established in 1969, Sanctuary handles the provision of social housing, care, and management services across England and Scotland.

The company manages or owns approximately 125,000 units of accommodation and employs nearly 14,000 people.

This comes as the company gained recognition for its practices during the Learning Disability and Autism Awards last week.

Operating as a not-for-profit organisation, Sanctuary reinvests all surpluses back into providing affordable housing, preserving existing properties, along developing new services for its customers.

It is an exempt charity under the Charities Act 1993 and is also regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing, ensuring its commitment to quality service delivery for its stakeholders.