CVT 'Quality of Life Review' project wins 3rd Sector 'Citizenship Award'

CVT 'Quality of Life Review' project wins 3rd Sector 'Citizenship Award'

Our Quality of Life Reviewers have won the prestigious 3rd Sector ‘Citizenship Award’. Jo Tom Stephen and Mark represented the community review teams to collect the award from Esther Rantzen at the presentation in London.  The judges said that 'The reviewers …challenge CVT to consider the way in which people are supported to be full and active citizens. They are driving fundamental changes to the way the charity supports people'. 

Changing the way we looked at quality across the Charity.

In late 2015 we began working with Changing Our Lives  www.changingourlives.org , an independent right based organisation, to develop our Quality of Life Review approach and start changing the way we looked at Quality across the Charity. We would like to thank ‘Changing Our Lives for their support and guidance especially their Chief Executive Jayne Leeson and  Siraaj Nadal who helped with the initial training. Since then we have trained nine Quality of Life review partnerships, each is led by a community member supported by a staff ‘partner’. Watch our video about the process.

A person- centred review process led by the people who use the service

A person- centred review process led by the people who use the service

The aims for this work were:

  • Better outcomes for people supported by CVT because service improvements are identified as a direct result of reviewing the quality of people’s lives against the Quality of Life Standards
  • Better outcomes for people through a person centred review process led by people themselves.
  • Ensuring people supported by CVT have real influence over community developments and the charities governance
A Reward for hard work

A Reward for hard work

Huw John CVT Chief Executive said "This award is a reward for the hard work which teams from all our communities have put in over the last twelve months. Thank you to all of them. It represents a significant change in how we review quality and further strengthens our resolve to enable the people we support to have a stronger voice in the charity's direction and governance".