Memberships and accreditations
Ann Craft Trust
The Ann Craft Trust is the leading UK authority on safeguarding disabled adults and children at risk. We work closely with the Ann Craft Trust and the Trust’s CEO, Deborah Kitson, attends our Safeguarding group meetings as an external representative.
ARC (Association for Real Change)
ARC is a membership organisation supporting anyone who is involved in the planning or delivery of support or services for people with a learning disability. We became members of ARC in 2017 as part of our drive to share best practice, support innovation and share ideas.
BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities)
BILD helps those supporting people with complex needs to champion rights, ensure excellent support and continually improve practice. We have been working closely alongside BILD to share best practice and endorse the PBS (Positive Behaviour Support) Academy Competency Framework.
BSi (British Standards Institute)
BSi is the UK’s national standards body providing services in knowledge, assurance and compliance. In 2004, we became the first charity supporting people with learning disabilities to achieve certification by BSi for compliance with OHSAS 18001.
Disability Confident Employer
The Disability Confident Employer scheme aims to help businesses to successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. At the start of 2018 we re-qualified as a Disability Confident Employer and we are now taking steps to become a Disability Confident Leader.
MacIntyre is signed up to the Fundraising Regulator, which means that that we have made a public promise to adhere to best practice, honesty, transparency, clarity and accountability in all fundraising activity, enabling you to give with confidence.
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. We continue 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’.
Learning Disability England (LDE)
We are proud to have been one of the first organisations to join LDE, which launched in 2016 to bring together three groups of people: people with learning disabilities; their friends and families; and the organisations and people who work with them. We fully support LDE and many of the people we support and staff have now become individual members.
Mindful Employer is a NHS initiative run by Workways, a service of Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Workways supports people with a mental health condition to find or remain in employment. To support the initiative, we signed the Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group)
VODG represents leading not-for-profit providers of services and support to disabled people. We fully support VODG and actively work with other organisations within the sector to contribute to papers, resources and initiatives on topics including health, dementia and quality.
In addition to this, we also support the following initiatives and movements.
Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)
We are proud members of DAA. In 2017 we were actively involved with DAA’s ‘From Seldom Heard to Seen and Heard’ campaign, providing insight and practical examples about dementia and learning disability. As part of this, we hosted a roundtable event on the topic and have since supported raising awareness of learning disability and dementia as part of the MacIntyre Dementia Project.
Driving Up Quality
The Driving Up Quality Code is a voluntary code of conduct launched in September 2013 as a response to Winterbourne View. The primary aims of the code are to improve quality and promote honest, transparent culture in services for people with learning disabilities. MacIntyre signed up to the Code in early October 2013 believing that the Code is totally in keeping with our value base, our aim to provide high quality support, celebrate success and share best practice while also being open and transparent about things that may not be working so well or could be improved.
The Health Charter is designed to support social care providers, working alongside people with learning disabilities, families, carers and health colleagues, to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we support and therefore their quality of life. We have signed up to the Health Charter as part of our health agenda.
Quality Matters is a shared commitment for everyone who uses, works in, and supports adult social care; it sets out a vision for high quality, person centred care and aims to make a real difference to care services across the sector. We have been involved in the development of Quality Matters through our membership of the CQC Co-production group and we are proud to endorse the commitment.
(Stopping over-medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both)
STOMP is a health campaign to stop the over-use of psychotropic medication to manage people’s behaviour. MacIntyre has signed the STOMP pledge and we actively support the creation of resources to support the campaign.
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Our Vision is for all people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them.
MacIntyre Trustees and senior management team work together to ensure the delivery of our vision “for all people to live a life that makes sense to them”.
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82% of our Registered Care homes have been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales.
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