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HOPE’s Advice Service passes with flying colours with AQS

 

HOPE’s Advice Service passes with flying colours with AQS

Staff at HOPE Community Services are celebrating today after successfully passing the Advice Quality Standard (AQS), a nationally recognised quality mark for organisations providing free, independent advice to members of the public.

Alan Diggles, Chief Executive said ‘We are so pleased to have again been awarded the AQS as it shows the people of Nottinghamshire using our services, as well as those funding our service, that we are working to the best possible professional standards.  Our team of staff and volunteers have worked very hard to achieve the AQS and the Board will be making sure that they maintain these high standards for the future.’

The AQS is awarded by the national umbrella group, the Advice Services Alliance.  The ASA Director Lindsey Poole said: ‘The AQS is a tough benchmark to achieve, particularly in challenging times for the voluntary sector and we are delighted to confirm that HOPE so clearly makes the grade.’

The Advice Quality Standard (AQS) is the most widely-held and recognised quality assurance standard for the social welfare legal advice sector, with over 330 individual organisations and 340 networked organisations proudly displaying the AQS logo. Such organisations include all Citizen’s Advice Bureaus, many independent local advice centres, local AgeUK’s, as well as many local authority and housing association welfare rights teams. For further information see www.advicequalitystandard.org.uk

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HOPE’s Christmas Bake Off

Join us for our Christmas themed bake off! Bake something amazing this Christmas. We have 4 categories: biscuits (Christmas biscuits, gingerbread men), mince pies or cakes (cup cakes/cake, sponge etc…) and a children’s category. Please can all participants contact us by the 28th of November, if you would like to enter, so that we canContinue Reading

HOPE’s Pig Race Event Success

On Saturday the 12th of November HOPE held a pig race night, arranged and ran by finance officer Kellyanne, as a part of her personal event for HOPE’s 20th anniversary. The event was held at the Masonic Hall in Worksop, 7.30pm-10.45pm. The evening consisted of 6 races, where toy pigs, along with their jockeys tookContinue Reading

Help Hope this Giving Tuesday

On the 29th of November it is Giving Tuesday 2016. We’re asking the public to do good stuff for us, whether you bake good stuff, make good stuff, donate good stuff, tweet good stuff or even say good stuff ‐ whatever you do, we want you to do good stuff for HOPE this #GivingTuesday. You’ll beContinue Reading