Elite Volunteer Team Win National Gold Award for Innovation
Volunteers from the Senior Citizen Liaison Team attended a glittering awards ceremony at Church House in the heart of Westminster, and have received the national gold award for the Police Project of the Year at the annual presentation of innovation and efficiency awards which recognise a range of successful projects from across the United Kingdom.
The National Improvement & Efficiency Awards awards celebrate the successes in local public services from councils, police & fire authorities and their private & third sector partners around the country.
'Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise’ (iESE) originally operated as one of the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEPs). In 2012, at the request of many UK local authorities, iESE became a social enterprise with the objective of identifying, fostering and delivering improvements and efficiencies across the public sector.
iESE is a non-profit company limited by guarantee and it is made up of members and directors in local authorities across the UK. The organisation is deeply passionate about public sector service improvement because we are run by the public sector, for the public sector. It is a social enterprise, not a consultancy, meaning the ethos is motivated by making meaningful improvements across the sector.
The Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) Charity was formed in 2009 and since that time has been delivering a variety of specially tailored, protective services which are aimed at keeping the growing senior community safe from financial harm. This includes the publication of a quarterly magazine ‘The Senior Siren’, which is made available to hundreds of thousands of elder readers in hard copy and via the charity’s website (www.sclt.us)
In recent years, the SCLT has excelled in the provision of training and crime prevention education to older groups throughout the South West region with its Public Presentation Team, which is staffed by police support volunteers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Gwent Police and Dyfed-Powys Police, many being police officers and staff who volunteer their expertise and time in their off duty time.
The annual awards ceremony, held in the General Synod Room of the Church of England, sees representatives of nominated bodies from throughout the UK gathering together to see who will be the recipients of the national bronze, silver and gold awards.
SCLT trustee Jon Williams attended the ceremony and accepted the trophy on behalf of the charity, he commented “We are very humbled and more than a little surprised to have been selected as winners of the national gold award for Police Project of the Year at these wonderful iESE Awards. We will continue to work tirelessly to help keep our most vulnerable citizens safe and are enormously grateful for the vote of confidence, that this prestigious award represents to us”
SCLT trustees, Jon Williams (left) & Ash Jones (centre) accept the 2017 iESE Police Project of the Year Award