Childcare Works Awards 2011

12/10/2011

Public Sector Company of the Year  -  Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has been awarded winner of the public sector category at the inaugural Childcare Works Awards 2011 in association with Employers for Childcare.

The Childcare Works Awards recognise those organisations who have exhibited excellence in family friendly policies and practices. One of 12 finalists the judging panel was impressed with the high standard of excellent family friendly working policies that these employers of choice provide, leading the way for other organisations to follow.

The judging panel commented that Belfast Health Social Care Trust (BHSCT) highlighted the provision of family friendly policies exceptionally well, with an abundance of policies in practice, the most innovative and noteworthy initiative being the provision of the annual summer scheme.

The Trust is delighted with this achievement which recognises its commitment to improving the working lives of all of its employees. The Trust’s Workforce is 80% female, many with caring responsibilities, and the provision of family friendly policies and the Trust’s Summer Scheme have proven to both improve employees’ work life balance, boost morale and enable quality service provision to patients and clients.

Pictured: Alison Kerr and Louise Beckett BHSCT, Tim McGarry, together with Julie Taylor and Marie Marin Employers for Childcare Charitable Group