Our Achievements

We are very proud of our work and the things we have achieved since we became a Social Enterprise in August 2011.

Here is a quick summary of some of our achievements:

New Roots – Salford Business Awards 2015

We received the winners award for the Salford Business Awards 2015 in the community section for the work we are doing in ‘emPoWereD conversations’ with other partners under the banner ‘New Roots’.

New Roots – 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards

Our partnership project for dementia in Salford, New Roots, has been shortlisted in the Innovation in Mental Health category at the 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with Celesio, to be held on 18 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards

We were highly commended in the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards on 23 October 2014 in Sheffield.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme in 2014

Our Managing Director, Dr Phil McEvoy, successfully completed the highly acclaimed Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme in 2014.

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission Inspections in June 2012 and 2013 identified that our services are delivering high quality care that are consistent with recognised standards of best practice, rating our service user experience as excellent.

Patient Opinion Feedback

Patient Opinion is a website on which patients, family members, carers and friends can anonymously share their stories about the experience of receiving services in the NHS. It is hosted by a Social Enterprise. It is currently recording an exceptionally high number of hits from patients’ recording their experiences of using the mental health services provided by Six Degrees; and from other people wanting to find out more about these stories.

Mary Seacole Award

In October 2012 our Operational Manager for the IAPT Service in the East side of the City of Salford, was presented with a prestigious Mary Seacole Award by Dr Dan Poulter, Under Secretary of State for Health. This is to support her work in helping to improve the mental health care of people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.

A key element of this work is supporting the Eis Lebadar Project with Salford’s Jewish Community.

The Eis Lebadar Project

The Eis Ladaber project has been highlighted as an example of good practice on the Co-operative Councils Innovation Network website.

This is a collaborative partnership of Local Authorities throughout England who are committed to funding better ways of working for and with local people for the benefit of their community.

Quality Kite marks

Six Degrees has been awarded the Investors in People Award for human resources management.

In 2012 we were given the Positive About Disability Award for our commitment to employing people with disability.

In June 2013 we became a Certified Member of the Information Standard. This Department of Health initiative helps to distinguish credible sources of information.

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