Touchstone nominated for the UK's largest diversity award

Touchstone a local well-being charity in Yorkshire has been nominated for the Diverse Company of the Year category at The National Diversity Awards 2018. The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 14th September, recognising individuals and groups from grassroots communities. The event recognises nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation. Olympic Diver

2020-04-17T10:56:12+01:009th April 2018|Awards, News|

Touchstone meets the Investors in People Platinum standard

At Touchstone, a Yorkshire based mental health and wellbeing charity that works in partnership with many other organisations, our first priority is always the results that we achieve with and for our service users. But to do that, we need to support our diverse and talented staff to reach their potential. Recently that support has been recognised by Investors In People, who awarded Touchstone their highest level of accreditation -

2020-04-17T10:55:16+01:0015th March 2018|Awards, Equality and Diversity, News|

Touchstone stays in top 10 best not-for-profit companies to work for

Once again, Touchstone has been listed in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For. We've been placed 9th in the 100 Best Not-for-Profit Companies, our second year in the top 10, and our 6th in the top 100. The results are based on a confidential survey of staff, giving them the opportunity to feedback on the experience of working for their employer. Responses from Touchstone staff highlighted that: 93

2020-04-17T10:54:57+01:0022nd February 2018|Awards, News|

Touchstone has been ranked number 1 in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List

The long awaited Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers showcases leading organisations working across all strands of diversity. In recognition of their continued dedication to workplace diversity, Touchstone has once again been ranked first in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List – which lists UK based organisations that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics, throughout each level of employment within an organisation. Powered by The Excellence in Diversity Awards, The Inclusive

2020-04-17T10:51:17+01:006th December 2017|Awards, Blog, Equality and Diversity, Leadership, News|

Going from strength to strength: Touchstone is a top place to work

We’re getting better all the time – well, we like to think so, and our results in the Best 100 Not For Profit Organisations to Work For seem to confirm it. In 2013, Touchstone entered the Best 100 at number 72, since then, our results have improved every year, and we now find ourselves at number 8. We see it as a positive feedback loop – being a great company

2020-04-17T10:26:47+01:0023rd February 2017|Awards, News|

Touchstone wins Employee Engagement award

On Thursday 26th January, the 2016 UK Employee Engagement Awards in association with People Insight, announced its winners - the companies that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy. And, of course, Touchstone was in there, scooping the award in the Inclusion and Diversity category. We were recognised for our allies programme "Pink Pals", which involves staff throughout the organisation in supporting equality and inclusion for LGBT+ staff.

2017-01-30T15:33:49+00:0030th January 2017|Awards, Equality and Diversity, LGBT*, News|

Touchstone in Stonewall's top 100 employers for 2017

Once again, Touchstone has been placed in the Stonewall top 100 employers - highlighting out commitment to maintaining diversity and challenging prejudice. The Stonewall Top 100 Employers are the best performing employers on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2017, an annual audit of workplace culture for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff The Workplace Equality Index is free to enter for any employer Over 430 employers submitted entries to the 2017

2020-04-17T10:25:16+01:0019th January 2017|Awards, Equality and Diversity, LGBT*, News|

Touchstone recognised as top employer

It is with great excitement that we’re letting you know that Touchstone has, for the 5th year running, been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to Work For 2017, moving up from a 2 star to 3 star rating. This recognises our commitment to supporting staff through training, supervisions, flexible working practices and an understanding approach to the diverse lives and circumstances of our

2020-04-17T10:24:56+01:0023rd December 2016|Awards, News|

Social prescribing service nominated for innovation award

The Patient Empowerment Project (PEP) has been shortlisted in the Primary Care Innovation category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. The PEP is a social prescribing service commissioned by NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  and delivered by a partnership including BARCA-Leeds, Touchstone, Better Leeds Communities and Leeds Mind, which helps GPs access community based services for their patients. Social prescribing is the name given to services that primary

2020-04-17T10:19:27+01:0016th September 2016|Awards, News, Partnership, Social Prescribing|

Touchstone is number 1 inclusive employer

Touchstone is delighted to announce that it has been placed top of The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List - recognising the hard work that the team continually do to attract and retain a diverse workforce. The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers was published on 1st September 2016, showcasing organisations that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics and all levels of employment and management. A panel of judges collated the list

2020-04-17T10:18:53+01:001st September 2016|Awards, Diversity, News|