Burnside Community Centre in Langley have started the year in style, achieving the Quality in Action award. They are only the second organisation in the Rochdale Borough to achieve this quality standard, which assesses practice in governance; safeguarding; safe recruitment; health and safety; equality, diversity and inclusion; financial management and partnership working.
On receiving the award Burnside Centre Manager Kerry Edwards reflected, “Burnside is always focused on quality; not just trying to be the best we can, but also recognising that there are always things to improve, reflect upon and learn from. The idea of quality is a key component of community based and people focused work - undertaking the Quality in Action Award has supported this aim and hopefully set an example for others to follow. I encourage organisations just like ours, to secure their future and create opportunities for growth by investing in quality.”
The work to collate all of the evidence needed to achieve the award was undertaken by Trisha Hayes, the Administrative and Finance Coordinator. She said, "I'm really pleased to receive the Quality In Action Award for Burnside. Burnside is committed and dedicated to delivering quality activities and services to our local community. By working through this process, it has widened my understanding to the importance of Quality Assurance and given me a deeper appreciation of policies and procedures and their implementation in practice".
There are currently 16 other organisations in Rochdale working their way through the award. Further information about what is involved can be found on our website here. Contact our development team if you would like to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org.