West London home care provider Hillingdon Carers has been awarded a Level Two Quality Mark by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
The charity, which is part-funded by Hillingdon Council, successfully met all 11 assessment criteria to receive the award and was noted as being particularly strong in governance, user-centred services, working with others and managing its finances.
Other assessment criteria included planning, learning and development, communication and promotion and managing money.
The award means that Hillingdon Carers now holds the Trusted Charity Mark, a designation that provides users, funders and commissioners with an external verification of the quality and credibility of the organisation.
Councillor Philip Corthorne, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services, Housing, Health and Wellbeing, said: “This national award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the Hillingdon Carers team. Caring responsibility can be incredibly demanding for anyone; it’s often stressful and can be isolating. So I am delighted the excellent support we provide to carers in Hillingdon has been independently recognised by the NCVO.”
Hillingdon Carers leads a partnership of five charities, including Alzheimer’s Society, Hillingdon Young Carers, Hillingdon Mind, Carers Trust Thames and Harlington Hospice.
Known as the Hillingdon Carers Partnership, the group of charities has come together to improve support for unpaid carers in Hillingdon.
Image: Hillingdon Carers at the Hillingdon Carers Fair in Uxbridge last year.