The high standards of health and safety at Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) have been recognised for the first time by the British Standards Institute.
NCHA's Housing with Care and Support service was awarded certification to the international standard for health and safety following an independent audit at the end of September.
The projects involved covered a range of services which NCHA provides including help and support for homeless young people; women and families fleeing violence; and people with learning disabilities. The projects were spread across most of the areas in which NCHA operates including Nottingham, Sutton in Ashfield, Loughborough and Derbyshire.
The head office for Housing with Care and Support in Sherwood and NCHA's Maintenance Department at Bulwell were also audited to underline to the BSI Commissioners that quality was consistent across the entire Association.
Handling the audit for NCHA was Person Centres Services and Quality Lead, Cherry Ackroyd, who said:
"This is great news for staff and service users as it means we're doing all we can to keep them safe and healthy as well as constantly improving."
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