Community Group of the Decade - Examiner Community Awards 2020.
The Welcome Centre was delighted to be awarded Community Group of the Decade at the virtual awards this year.
This was awarded in recognition of the outstanding work to support the local community of South Kirklees.
The Welcome Centre team of volunteers, Trustees and staff share this award with all of the supporters and donors within our community who keep our food bank running.
Top 100 Changemaker by The Big Issue - January 2020
The Welcome Centre was delighted to be selected as one of the Top 100 Changemakers by The Big Issue, published in their latest national edition.
Changemakers celebrates the thinkers, creators and agitators seeking to make things better in Britain and beyond.
Kirklees Volunteer Quality Award - March 2019
This award recognises organisations that are following national good practise in how they involve volunteers. Receiving the quality award demonstrates that an organisation values volunteers and offers them a high quality, positive experience.
Volunteering Kirklees were delighted to present The Welcome Centre with this award in March 2019. The assessment panel was particularly impressed with the training and induction provided to volunteers and how they are kept up to date and involved with The Welcome Centre. The assessor really enjoyed her visit and it was clear that volunteers were supported and valued at The Welcome Centre.
Quality for Health award - February 2019
The Welcome Centre are one of the latest in a long line of charities to be awarded the coveted Quality For Health standard, which demonstrates the delivery of high-quality services to local people.
‘Quality For Health’ is a quality assurance system for organisations delivering health and well-being services in a marketplace that is increasingly reliant on providers being able to evidence the delivery of high-quality outcomes. The system addresses the pillars of quality identified in the NHS Five Year forward view and the five key questions posed by the Care Quality Commission. Quality For Health is a quality assurance award, developed by Voluntary Action Calderdale, in partnership with Calderdale CCG for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector.
The success of the programme has been fantastic, with 80 organisations across Calderdale, Kirklees and even nationwide, accredited or working towards the award. https://qualityforhealth.org.uk/
Garfield Weston Charity Award -2017
The Welcome Centre was awarded the Garfield Weston Charity Award. Award winners take part in a yearlong programme to plan for sustainability, development and charity growth and resilience.
Throughout 2017-18, The Welcome Centre's Manager and Chair of Trustees worked with a team of top business mentors, attending monthly strategy sessions with them. Through these meetings, we explored the Centre's long-term strategic aims, and how these will be achieved.
The Welcome Centre team are always striving for excellence; the support we received through our Garfield Weston Award has helped us formalise a concrete plan for achieving excellence.
Food Poverty Network
The Welcome Centre is an active member of the West Yorkshire Food Poverty Network and Kirklees Food Poverty Network. Through these networks we work with other emergency food providers locally and regionally, to share best practice, knowledge, and resources.