The Alcohol & Drug Service is celebrating the news that it has achieved bronze level status which is over and above the standard Investors in People (IiP) award.
The enhanced scheme was launched by Investors in People in 2009 with three new tiers above the basic standard to promote and recognise a higher level of achievement than the standard award.
In order to qualify for our bronze award we were re-assessed against the existing IiP standard but also had to meet a range of additional criteria. The assessment took place over a number of days in February and involved the assessors travelling to many of our services across the Humber Region and interviewing people from each service and central support.
The report was very positive and identified the services were working together for the benefit of service users. It noted people were “focused on the individual needs of the service user” and that working practice aimed to “look at ways of being more effective and to have open and honest dialogue both within teams and with clients.”
Tim Young Chief Executive said “This was our first attempt at accreditation under the more stringent IIP certification, and I'm delighted that we passed with flying colours. It is a real credit to all those who work for the Alcohol & Drug Service and indication that we are moving in the right direction as an organisation and an employer"