Crisis Pregnancy Care, based in Halifax, is one of the latest organisations to have achieved Quality For Health, a robust quality assurance standard for groups and organisations delivering health and wellbeing services.
The charity, Crisis Pregnancy Care provides counselling and support to help families in crisis due to pregnancy or pregnancy loss. Volunteers also offer free baby clothes and equipment to families on a low income.
Representatives of Voluntary Action Calderdale (VAC), who support voluntary and community sector organisations across Calderdale, and NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) presented volunteers with their Quality for Health accreditation at their offices at James Street, Halifax.
Natalie Moseley, a volunteer counsellor at Crisis Pregnancy Care said:
“We’re very excited to have gained the Quality for Health accreditation as we want to be the very best we can be, not just in how we support families who use our services but also in how we’re run.
“At the moment we’re a small charity, and we support the people we do thanks to charitable grants and donations. It’s brilliant to have this standard as it shows people that we’re a well-run organisation that’s worth investing in.”
Dr Steven Cleasby, GP at Spring Hall Practice in Halifax and Clinical Chair of Calderdale CCG said:
“I am delighted to present this award. Crisis Pregnancy Care plays a great role in supporting families in their time of need, both in terms of emotional support and in offering some of the basic provisions for babies such as clothes and pushchairs.
“As a GP I’m thankful that Calderdale has organisations like this that can reach into communities and support some of our most vulnerable people.
“The Quality for Health mark shows that providers such as this are making a difference to the people they serve, have well-established processes, and assures referrers to the charity that they are a safe and well run organisation”.
Louise Burrows, Quality for Health Manager said:
“We are delighted to have a growing list of Quality for Health Approved Providers, demonstrating to commissioners, partners and the people that use the services that these organisations are quality assured and ready to further support local health and wellbeing priorities”
As part of an ongoing commitment to increase the capacity and capability of the Voluntary and Community Sector and its delivery of quality Health and Wellbeing support, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group are offering a 50% subsidy to sign up for the Quality For Health Standard to all VCS organisations who deliver Health and Wellbeing services in Calderdale.
For more information about the Quality for Health standard, please visit the website www.qualityforhealth.org.uk
For more information on Crisis Pregnancy Care visit www.cpchalifax.org.uk