The Welcome Centre was delighted to be recognised with this award, which demonstrates the delivery of high quality services to local people.
To celebrate this fantastic achievement, the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Gwen Lowe presented some of the The Welcome Centre team with the award on 27th February.
Ellie Coteau, The Welcome Centre manager said
We’re incredibly proud of the work we do at The Welcome Centre, and we’re delighted to receive recognition for our efforts by achieving a Quality for Health Award. Going through the Quality for Health process was really useful for us, and has given us the confidence to move forward knowing our work is underpinned by high quality policies, and procedures, reflective of our organisational ethos.
Local support for Quality For Health
In Kirklees, local voluntary organisations are funded to undertake the Quality For Health award by local statutory bodies that include the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and, more recently, Kirklees Council.
Penny Woodhead, Chief Quality and Nursing Officer, Greater Huddersfield CCG said
As a local Clinical Commissioning Group, we are always looking at new
and innovative ways to ensure people have access to the best health and
well-being services in the area. The Quality For Health standard gives a
level of confidence to GPs who may want to refer or signpost a patient that the voluntary and community organisation, like The Welcome Centre, are delivering high quality services.
Cllr Musarrat Khan, Kirklees Council Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said
It is a council priority that we support people to stay healthy for as long as possible. There is very strong partnership approach to this work and we know the important role played by the voluntary and community sector. Commissioning Quality For Health demonstrates our commitment to the development of the sector so that, together, we have the best possible impact on our local communities.
About Quality For Health
‘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/