We are delighted that our work has been recognised in recent years:
National Learning Disability and Autism Awards
MacIntyre Dementia Project team were finalists in the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards in the Making a Difference Category.
The category looked for a provider or person who has promoted inclusion and community cohesion through their work or role in the community to make a positive change happen in people’s lives.
Through the MacIntyre Dementia Project, we have made involving the people we support a key priority and have implemented it in a number of ways, through our Experts by Experience Rosie and Rachel, to the Keep Going…….Don’t Stop group in Chesterfield, and the Side by Side events held across the country.
BILD PBS Leadership Awards
Vicky Smith, who is supported and employed by MacIntyre, was Highly Commended for the positive impact she has on the lives of people supported by MacIntyre. Vicky is a MacIntyre Checker, checking on the quality of Easy Read work, which has included working on the MacIntyre Promises and the Wellbeing Wheel.
Tomm Collier, who was supported by MacIntyre No Limits and Vicky Grimmer, Programme Co-ordinator for MacIntyre No Limits, were Highly Commended for being an example of what good positive support is. This is demonstrated through Tomm’s growing independence, including his attendance at University, and his passion that all people with autism should have the support he has had to have a better life.
BSI OHSAS 18001
The British Standards Institution Occupational Health and Safety 18001 is a framework for an occupational health and safety management system. Using this structure MacIntyre has put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed to achieve the best possible working conditions, aligned to internationally recognised best practice. MacIntyre was the first charity to achieve this status.
Investors in People: Gold
MacIntyre successfully retained its Gold Investors in People (IIP) status. The assessment took place in June 2016 against the new, tougher, IIP standards.
MacIntyre has been an Investor in People organisation since April 2001, achieving Silver status in December 2011 and in 2012 Gold status. MacIntyre was then invited to become an Investors in People Champion organisation, an accolade offered to just 5% of IIP organisations.
MacIntyre continues to use the Investors in People framework to assist in the effective delivery of its strategy, which in turn will support MacIntyre’s vision ‘for people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them’.
Positive about Disabled People
The Positive about Disabled People symbol is awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who have made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.
MacIntyre is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.