The care team previously gained the Bronze Award in December 2017, and have become the only home care provider in Berkshire to have achieved the special award.
The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) works in line with the Armed Forces Covenant, which is committed to supporting members of the Armed Forces community, including military spouses/partners. Support with helping individuals find employment, educations, a home for their family and financial assistance is included, to help those in the Armed Forces community have the same access to government and commercial services as any other citizen.
“We are proud to have achieved this award in recognition of the Company’s commitment to support our staff who are spouses of armed personnel in Windsor,” said Romola Ganguli, Heritage Healthcare Windsor’s Director. “Throughout 2017 to 2018 we have been supporting and collaborating with the Household Guards Cavalry and Coldstream Guards, both of whom are based in Windsor and very much play a part of the Town’s royal events.”
Being awarded a Silver Award means Heritage Healthcare Windsor have employed at least one member of the Armed Forces community, actively communicate a positive stance to their employees and support the employment of Cadet Instructors, Armed Forces Veterans and military spouses/partners.
Commenting on the announcement of the 2018 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards, Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP said: “I am delighted to congratulate the recipients of this year’s Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards. A Silver award recognises the fantastic efforts of employers throughout the UK who have both elevated their commitments under the Armed Forces Covenant and provided actual benefit to the Armed Forces Community. The winners should all be proud of the life-changing impact and fresh opportunities they are providing to our Reservists, veterans, wounded injured and sick and their families. We’ve seen a record number of winners this year, which shows that the Armed Forces family talent pool is also providing tangible business benefit.”
The team are due to be presented with the award at the Gold and Silver Award Ceremony on-board the HMS Victory in Portsmouth this November. “By signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC), it shows that we recognise the value the Armed Forces play in the community,” continued Romola. “We are pleased to support the Armed Forces community through our own business’s policies and engagement and look forward to further developing our relationship and going for Gold!”