Portsmouth centre receives award for excellent service to the homeless

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A CHARITY centre has been awarded with a silver award for its services.

The EC Roberts Centre, in Crasswell Street, Portsmouth, provides support for homeless families or families at risk of becoming homeless.

It was awarded the Investors in People Silver award for the way it has transformed the business performance through the support of its team.

Carole Damper, chief executive of the centre, said: ‘We are delighted with this achievement.

‘It’s an outstanding accolade for the charity and shows our commitment to our staff and volunteers.

‘This accomplishment shows that The Roberts Centre values are rooted into the entire organisation, which is continually inspired to work together to produce excellent results.’

The silver award is given to charities who meet criteria such as learning and development, leadership skills and the rewarding of staff.