Foundation, a housing charity based in the North of England has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

Foundation was established in 1984 in Leeds by a small team of probation officers who were determined to provide homes and support for those leaving prison. Over the last 30 years, Foundation has extended its work to include young people, care leavers, families affected by domestic abuse and homeless people across by helping them to gain full independence in their local community. Its teams are situated across 20 towns and cities in the North of England providing individual support plans and stability for their clients

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Foundation, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Foundation should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Foundation and I would like to congratulate all of the team. We believe that your people make the difference and by investing in them you are looking to create sustainable success. IIP is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, providing a simple road map for excellence. With their accreditation success, Foundation is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Commenting on the award, Alex Greenwood, Head of HR, said: “I am so proud of our achievement to continue to be an Investors in People employer. This recognises the dedication and commitment we have for our people. Our people are at the heart of everything we do and we will strive to build on the great things we do but also develop the areas of improvement.”

For more information about Investors in People please visit