3rd May 2018


YMCA Cardiff Housing Association, the capitals largest provider of hostel accommodation to the homeless, has been awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

YMCA Cardiff Housing Association is a charity that has been serving the local community since 1852. Each year, the team of 50 employees support over 1,000 of the city’s most vulnerable homeless people.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures  required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.


Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate YMCA Cardiff Housing Association, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. YMCA Cardiff Housing Association should be extremely proud of their achievement.”


Commenting on the award, Andrew Templeton, Chief Executive of YMCA Cardiff Housing Association, said: “We are thrilled to have achieved the GOLD accreditation against the Investors in People Standard once again. This award is testament to the professional, dedicated team who manage and deliver our services throughout the organisation. We are committed to supporting our staff and volunteers to achieve the highest level of performance through their work. I believe our 94% ‘Happy at Work’ rating goes a long way to explaining why we have achieved the Gold level again.”



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