A commitment to clear values, delivering excellence, great communication and ongoing staff development and support has led to Investors in People awarding Heart of England Mencap with its coveted ‘We invest in people’ Silver Accreditation.

Silver is a fantastic achievement and something only 20 per cent of the organisations assessed achieve.

It means that the right principles are in place but more than that, it means people and leaders are making active efforts to make sure that there’s real consistency and everyone in the organisation is feeling the effects.

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Our newsletter is now available online.

Each month we will bring you 'People Matters' - the place where we put together our news & updates and give a great bit shout out to our wonderful teams and the wonderful people they work so hard to support.

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A petition calling on the government to deliver better pay for social care workers has been taken to the Treasury by a coalition we are proud to be part of - with Brian Steel, who we support, making the trip to London to represent us and campaign for change.

As part of the BetterPay4SocialCare coalition, we are fighting to win a minimum of £9.50 per hour for social care workers.

The coalition’s #BetterPay4SocialCare campaign is urging the government to increase funding to local authorities so that social care providers can pay workers what they deserve - and bring the social care sector more in line with the NHS.

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An important update to share with you - from 2pm on Tuesday 14th September many of our phone numbers are changing as we switch to a new, improved phone system.

Please use these new numbers - and save them into your phones now! (Please also note that the phone numbers for our Central Office & Fordsfield remain unchanged).