EACH delighted to be awarded Investors in People accreditation

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is delighted to have been awarded the internationally-recognised Investors in People (IIP) accreditation.

The charity has received ‘We invest in people’ accreditation, recognising its principles and practices around supporting employees are in place.

The assessment follows an employee survey, a review of processes and practices and extended consultation with employees and volunteers.

EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

It offers families flexibility and control over where they receive care and support and has three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).

EACH Chief Executive Phil Gormley said: “It’s great news and I’d like to say a huge thank you for everyone’s contribution and dedication to the first part of this key programme. It’s a big achievement for the organisation.

“It recognises a lot of hard work done by colleagues across the organisation, investments made over a number of years and, at the crux of it, means colleagues are involved in supporting each other and doing their best to make working at EACH better.

“I’m immensely proud and it remains our ambition to become a genuine employer of choice, recognising and using everyone’s talent and potential to improve the lives of the children and their families who depend on us.”

EACH’s survey results rated the charity higher than the average benchmark for all IIP-assessed organisations. It came 14th of 64 healthcare organisations IIP work with.

Mr Gormley says the charity is determined to keep moving forward, using feedback and recommendations to work to an action plan and make further improvements.

Investors in People CEO Paul Devoy said: “We’d like to congratulate EACH.

“Being accredited with ‘We invest in people’ is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places EACH in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”



Photo (from left to right):

Nicky Kendrick, EACH People Director

Phil Gormley, EACH Chief Executive

Notes to Editors

About Investors in People
Most of us will spend around 80,000 hours at work in our lifetimes. For something that takes up that much of our time, we think people deserve to get more out of it than just a regular pay cheque. That’s why we’ve already helped more than 11 million people across 75 countries to make work better. We’re a community interest company, which means we put our purpose before our profits. That means everything we do and every direction we take is done to make work better. Organisations that meet the We invest in our people framework are proud to display their accreditation to the world. Because they understand that it’s people that make work better.

“Without EACH I really don’t believe we would have made it this far together as a family. They make a really hard time just that little easier to deal with.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron – Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk
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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

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