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Local charity given special award in recognition of its volunteer programme

Ilkley and District Good Neighbours is celebrating an award recognising the charity’s good practice and standards in its volunteer programme, which helps a large number of older and less able people in the community.

The charity, which currently has 87 volunteers, has been awarded The People Can Volunteering Quality Standard award, which is valid until the end of 2026, when it can be reapplied for.

“We are pleased to confirm that Ilkley and District Good Neighbours has successfully achieved and been awarded the People Can Volunteering Quality Standard” said Chris Bulmer, Volunteering Development Officer, Community Action Bradford and District. “Your evidence met, and in many areas exceeded the assessment criteria, which is a credit to the way your organisation organises and manages its volunteers.  This includes comprehensive ongoing support to volunteers via written and in-person policies/processes.

“Your Volunteer Handbook is also an excellent, user-friendly guide to support your volunteers and information resource for them.”

Margaret, a long-standing IDGN volunteer

Chairman of Ilkley Good Neighbours Ed Duguid said: “At our charity all our trustees and staff are constantly striving to improve the quality of our services, doing our best to put in place the best systems to ensure the quality of service. We’re pleased that this has now been recognised by this special award.

“Our volunteers are the frontline of our services, they do an amazing job and we need to ensure we support them in every way we can.”

For further information on Ilkley and District Good Neighbours please contact 01943 603348.


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