Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) were this week recognised for our work in demonstrating our support for the Armed Forces community, and awarded with the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.
The Employer Recognition Scheme encourages employers to support staff who are also reservists, volunteers in the Cadet forces, veterans and their families and inspire others to do the same.
The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for organisations that demonstrate support for the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
Jen Vinton, Customer Services Director at YHN, said: “We are incredibly honoured to be recognised for this achievement. As an organisation we take great pride in our armed forces and have put in place measures to ensure we offer the best support for our veterans and members of the armed forces community. We look forward to building on this achievement and working towards achieving the gold award.”
Brigadier Paul Baker, Chief Executive, North of England RFCA, said: “There has always been great support for the Armed Forces within the North East of England but the growing number of companies prepared to publicly demonstrate this support is truly heartening, especially in such challenging times. These Employer Recognition Scheme awards are a recognition of the backing and encouragement provided to their employees who are also Reservists, Adult Volunteers within the Cadet Forces, Veterans and their families. Well done to you all.”