Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

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Trust, Respect, Care, Progress

Here at Progress, our company values extend beyond our staff and the young people we work with. Collectively, we genuinely care about everyone we come into contact with and are passionate about proactively seeking positive experiences with all.

We acknowledge our responsibility to the communities we work within and nurture strong links that enable us to gain valuable feedback and provide responsive services.

Charitable giving

We are passionate about improving lives and about other organisations who share this goal.

We’ve joined fundraising activities and sponsored events such as The Magic of Milly Charity Ball, Macmillan Coffee Mornings, Christmas Jumper day, Socks for the Homeless, Parent networks, Acorns Children’s Hospice, and much more.

We’ve also done direct activities such as hiking up Snowdon, raising over £400 in memory of a young person we supported, who sadly lost his struggle with a life-limiting condition. The money went to the school he attended to help purchase more specialised equipment that will improve the lives of other young people.

We are so proud of our staff who, instead of Secret Santa, chose to buy Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children and young people in support of the Charity Derek’s Tree.

‘We are dedicated to help others and put their needs before our own’

Environment

From the light bulbs and appliances we use, to the way we recycle our rubbish, we ensure that our actions are environmentally friendly. It’s not just people we care about, but our local environment too. We are passionate about investing in green schemes where we can, growing our own herbs and vegetables, and educating our people on consciously making better lifestyle decisions so that together, we can make our local area a slightly better place.

Our local community

Our developments provide an opportunity to support local trades people and businesses to promote a sustainable community.

We carry this into our day-to-day operations by enjoying local shops, cafés, leisure facilities and social/hobby clubs with those we support. We deliver our services in a way that removes barriers and allows young people to be integrated into their local communities, building strong friendships and circles of support.

Our people

People are at the forefront of everything we do; from those we support to those who work with us or for us. We strive to support the development of our staff; helping them to be the best they can be, offering additional training to those who want our help propelling them along their career paths. We couldn’t be prouder of holding Gold status with Investors in People for over a decade.

Jade, a dedicated residential support worker at Progress Children’s Services, brings enthusiasm and compassion to her daily routine. Jade’s commitment to nurturing young people shines through in her everyday activities. Here is what a day looks like in the life of Jade, at Progress. Jade’s day typically begins with the important task of waking and…

Supporting the young people under the care of Progress extends far beyond mere rhetoric; it’s a fundamental ethos deeply embedded within our values. Every day, we actively seek innovative ways to empower each individual and provide platforms for expression, ensuring their voices resonate throughout Progress.  This week, we are thrilled to showcase two pioneering initiatives…

Tuesday 2 April 2024 is World Autism Awareness Day The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society. Autism is a…

Visiting Oak Cottage feels like stepping into a peaceful sanctuary where every child is welcomed, every voice is valued, and every moment is cherished. It’s a place where compassion, dedication, and commitment are woven into every interaction.  The staff here aren’t just titles like support workers or managers; they’re companions on a journey with the…

“I do want to make a change. I want to be that person that that child can look up to, somebody that’s going to be there for them.”  In celebration of International Women’s Day, we shine a spotlight on Harjeet, a remarkable team leader at Progress Children’s Services. For this article, Harjeet shares insights into…

At Progress Children’s Services, the focus is on meeting the unique needs of young individuals, especially children with complex challenges. Josh, manager of one of our new children’s homes, offers an in-depth look into the service’s distinctive approach, its journey, and the impactful progress achieved within a short period.  The home, Hilton House, is built on a…

Happy Halloween, Progress. Halloween is a big deal in the United Kingdom with spending in the UK alone originally estimated to total £777 million in 2023, up 13% from a projected £687 million in 2022 and £607 million in 2021. At Progress, homes and services have been adorned with Halloween decorations and here are some…

This is not just about Hilton House or Progress. It is a journey into the thoughtful design that enhances the lives of children in care. When it comes to interior design, the goal is often to create spaces that are visually appealing and stylish. However, at Progress Care Solutions (widely referred to as Progress), interior…

Celebrating Black History Month  While Black History Month began in the United States of America in the 1920s, it was first celebrated in the UK in 1987, the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the Caribbean, and happens every October.  As we commemorate Black History Month, it is essential to recognise and celebrate…

This year’s World Mental Health Day reminded us of the importance of mental health and well-being. It was a day to reflect on mental health and the challenges faced by individuals. It was also an opportunity to draw attention to innovative and holistic approaches such as animal-assisted therapy (AAT). AAT which is an increasingly recognised…

We are recruiting Support Workers to work DAYS or NIGHTS across a number of services and locations! Are you looking for a company who really do give THE BEST care to the wonderful young people in their care? Are you looking for just Days, just Nights, Fixed Nights, or even Weekends only? We will recruit…

The Team Leader at Oak Cottage, on the benefits of working together, his life experience, and being yourself at Progress. I grew up in challenging circumstances. I was brought up in care and was in foster care too. So, I can relate to the young people I care for and empathise with them. I can be…