Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) has been awarded Silver Accreditation from the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to supporting and empowering clients, tenants, staff and volunteers. It is another piece of good news for the organisation, whose Detox Support Project recently achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission.
BHT is a homelessness charity providing essential services across Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, and elsewhere in Sussex. Investors in People is a well-recognised national award that encourages better leadership and better workplaces.
Daniel O’Connell, BHT’s Head of Human Resources & Learning & Development, said:
“The Investors in People award challenges organisations to look deeply at how they support and develop people. We put people at the centre of our business, and at the heart of this is creating a psychologically informed work culture and environment where our people can be at their best in work, life and in their health and wellbeing.”
“I would like to thank everyone from our Board and management teams, staff and volunteers for their invaluable commitment and feedback which continues to make BHT an organisation that excels for our clients, tenants and staff.”
Areas highlighted in the Investors in People report as particularly strong include BHT’s emphasis on employee wellbeing and support as well as performance, the opportunities to learn and the pride staff felt in working for BHT.
Melanie Davis, the Chair of the Operations and Personnel Committee on BHT’s Board said:
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees I would like to congratulate everyone in BHT. The Board is committed to our continuous growth through our people and this award recognises our commitment to be an employer of choice where our work culture, vision and values drive behaviour and inspire change. BHT make an inspiring difference because we support and empower clients, tenants, staff and volunteers to be at their best.”
To find out more about BHT please visit bht.org.uk