We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by former local MP Mr David Burrowes as the Enfield Southgate Constituency Responsible Business Champion in the APCRG’s 2017 Responsible Business Champions award.
This recognition means the world to Home Care Preferred as we are a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to not only delivering first-class support and increasing our client’s quality of life but also enhancing the lives of the local community – particularly the disadvantaged and vulnerable – we truly believe in responsible business and giving something back to the community that has given us so much.
The award is an opportunity for the nominating MP to recognise and draw attention to a valuable local business, and therefore encourage other employers in the constituency to follow suit.
We will now be put forward for consideration in the National Responsible Business Awards 2017, where a parliamentary judging panel will select a national champion. They will particularly be looking for companies that are:
Øsupporting the local community;
Øinvesting in healthy workplaces;
Øoffering apprenticeships and training to all;promoting diversity & inclusion in the workplace, including offering people with disabilities work opportunities;
Ømonitoring suppliers’ actions on these issues.
Home Care Preferred match many of the criteria, often supporting local charities and their events, and hosting our own fundraising events to benefit the local community – such as our musical fundraising event in aid of Chase Farm Charity’s rehabilitation gardens. We are proud to be supporting and assisting local organisations who aid those who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. In conjunction with Mr Burrowes, we have re-launched Enfield Fresh Start – a networking and professional support group to bring together various organisations to tackle this growing problem in the borough and create a more cohesive service. We will be publishing a directory of services available and have many other plans to support this vulnerable group.
Promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including offering people with disabilities work opportunities, is a passion of ours. We already employ those with learning disabilities such as Autism – they are a huge asset and enhancement to our team – we hope to offer a wider range of opportunities in the future. Our Streets to Care scheme also offers those who have been homeless or are in unstable living situations to train as a live in carer – providing them with stable accommodation, the ability to pursue a rewarding and fruitful career and the opportunity to save substantial amounts of money to allow them to rebuild their lives. We are at the recruitment stage of this venture and are very excite about the scheme’s future prospects.
We are incredibly proud of this award and the recognition that goes with it, and we hope to keep supporting the community for many years to come – watch this space…