Local charity VSA, which supports vulnerable children and adults living across the North-east, has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Platinum accreditation.
For nearly 30 years, Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation. VSA achieving this award is a terrific achievement, demonstrating its commitment to its people.
Commenting on the award, Dr. Kenneth Simpson, chief executive of VSA, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the highest platinum status from Investors in People; it is a credit to all of our colleagues across VSA.
"People are at the heart of VSA, and we have always been proud to invest in our staff to ensure that our team can deliver outstanding care for the vulnerable people who use our services."
Bonnie Clarke, interim chief executive of Remarkable, the organisation licensed to deliver Investors in People in Scotland, said, "This is a fantastic achievement for VSA, congratulations. Investors in People recognises organisations who are truly committed to their people, continuous improvement and customer service. We have supported VSA since 2002, and we're delighted to see their ongoing dedication recognised with this platinum award. Many congratulations.
VSA employ over 600 people in a range of positions in health and social care. They are also a fully accredited SVQ qualification centre that delivers a successful modern apprentice scheme that provides a range of health and social care qualifications, including HNC in Social Services, SVQs in Social Services, and PDA Promoting Excellence Dementia Skilled Practice.