We are thrilled that following a rigorous selection and assessment process, The Rainbow Foundation was chosen from more than 400 charities across the UK as one of the 10 winners of the 2023 GSK IMPACT Awards which are delivered in partnership with leading health and care charity The King’s Fund. Now in their 26th year, the awards are a mark of excellence in the charity sector, designed to recognise the outstanding work of small and medium sized charities working to improve people’s health and wellbeing in the UK.
In 2021 the Rainbow Centre was chosen as the runner up of the GSK Impact Awards. The King’s Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care and share our vision and passion that the best possible health and care is available to all. To be named as runner up in their awards in 2021 is an honour and we are proud to be counted amongst organisations that have made outstanding contributions to improving the UK’s health and wellbeing during 2020/21.
The Accolades recognise, celebrate, and share excellent work in the areas of social care, early years and childcare. We here at the Rainbow Centre are thrilled to have won the Social Care Wales Accolade in 2020.
We are privileged to have won against some very steep competition and proud to have the hard work and dedication of our team rewarded with such an esteemed award. High standards of care remain at the centre of what we do and to have this recognised on a national level is an honour.
The Rainbow Centre has recently achieved the PQASSO Quality Mark award recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation and is the only UK quality standard designed to help third sector organisations operate more effectively and efficiently.
The Rainbow Centre was assessed against the 11 standards of effective practice in PQASSO, including in governance, leadership and management, managing staff and volunteers and managing money, and proved to meet all standards. Nadeem Razvi, PQASSO Programme Manager, NCVO, said ‘We are delighted for the trustees, staff and volunteers of The Rainbow Centre that they have achieved the PQASSO Quality Mark. We know that organisations using PQASSO benefit by having better governance, better systems and procedures and better quality of services for their users and it is great that the community of PQASSO users in Wales is growing.
The Rainbow Centre is incredibly proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
The Real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets everyday needs. This allows us to attract and retain the best staff to work for us here at the Rainbow Centre.
The Rainbow Foundation are proud supporters of the Dementia Friends initiative.
A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community and support people living with dementia by taking actions – both big and small.
In 2020 the Rainbow Centre was announced as a Runner-Up of the national FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards, among stiff competition from hundreds of other small charities.
Pauline Broomhead CBE, CEO of the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), the charity behind the Small Charity Big Impact Awards said: “Small charities do amazing work, often having an impact far beyond their size, yet they often don’t receive the recognition and celebration they deserve. We are thrilled to award The Rainbow Centre this prize and congratulate them on their amazing work.