Published in Cheshire Today, 11 November 2014
The Investing in Volunteers award was presented to the council’s Brighter Futures team after it proved an outstanding commitment to volunteering in the local community.
The Brighter Futures team offer support to young people, parents and families in returning to work, education, training and volunteering.
It has been awarded by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) after a rigorous self-assessment and inspection process.
The report states that the Brighter Futures team excel in the consistent, professional and intensive level of support they offer to volunteers.
Executive board member for children and young people services, Councillor Jean Carter, said:
‘It’s great to see a team within the council being praised and awarded for the hard work that they do. The Brighter Futures service is a fantastic example of how a team can come together and reach their goals.'
'My thanks go to all the volunteers who work alongside colleagues in the council to help people get back into work and help them develop promising careers and reach their full potential.’