CARERS Support Wiltshire has been recognised as an organisation which provides top quality care, with the news that the charity has been awarded the PQASSO Quality Mark Level 2 for the second time.

“We are delighted to receive this external independent assessment of our charity and the work our dedicated and hardworking staff and volunteers do to support carers in Wiltshire. Achieving our Level 2 re-accreditation is an acknowledgement of our continuing commitment to how we can improve, develop and innovate,” said Catharine Hurford, chief executive of Carer Support Wiltshire.

The Semington-based charity works all over Wiltshire to help carers, providing them with information and advice on a range of issues and helping them with projects which give carers time for themselves, recognising the effort that goes into being a carer.

The PQASSO Quality Mark is issued by NCVO to organisations that have been assessed against the PQASSO Standards by PQASSO assessors. The self-assessment and accreditation process evaluates an organisation's commitment to developing quality through good management and governance, improve performance and achieve better outcomes for people who use the service.

“NCVO and the PQASSO team are delighted to be able to award Carer Support Wiltshire the PQASSO Quality Mark for the second time, and would like to congratulate Catharine Hurford and the Carer Support Wiltshire team on this achievement. This award shows that Carer Support Wiltshire continue to be a well-run, well organised and professional organisation who are well equipped to meet the challenges ahead, and to continue delivering an excellent service to their clients and service users. We wish them well for the future,” said Chanel Brooks, of PQASSO.