Accreditations and Memberships
We are accredited by the following bodies:
UKHCA – “United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. UKHCA helps organisations that provide social care, which may include nursing services, to people in their own homes, promoting high standards of care and providing representation with national and regional policy-makers and regulators. The Association represents over 1,900 members across the United Kingdom, in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.”
SAFEcontractor – Mum’s Helping Hands Cleaning Company pride ourselves to be accredited with a leading-edge scheme: SAFEcontractor. This programme recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK cleaning contractors. Facility managers of large or small companies can no longer run the risk of employing cleaning contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies.
Under the SAFEcontractor system, Mum’s Helping Hands Cleaning Company undergoes a vetting process, which examines our health and safety procedures, our risk assessment and our track record for safe methods of working. This accreditation is renewed annually by following a strict audit.
We are also members of the:
CQC – The Care Quality Commission is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government established in 2009 to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England. This includes services provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations – whether in hospitals, care homes or people’s own homes. Part of the Commission’s remit is protecting the interests of people whose rights have been restricted under the Mental Health Act.
Age UK – The Age UK Business Directory is the first on-line, one-stop directory to be developed specifically for older people. The aim of the Directory is to make life easier for thousands of older people, their carers, families or friends who will be looking for products or services tailored to their needs.
Before a business can feature in the Age UK Business Directory, two customer references and a trade reference are normally taken. They also check the member has current, valid and adequate insurance cover. Members of the Age Concern Business Directory have to agree to abide by the Customer Charter.
Federation of Small Businesses – The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 213,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.