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LLAMAU HELPS HOMELESS young people and vulnerable women in south Wales to turn their lives around. Looking back on how Llamau had aided them, one person reported feeling confident and ready to face the world after almost 18 months in the charity's supported housing. Another credited a Llamau support worker with helping them to persist on a training course and is now optimistic about finding full-time work. The Cardiff charity takes its name from the old Welsh word for "steps" or "progression" and was last year's winner of our special award for training and development. For the Leadership factor, it came eighth among the small organisations (80% positive). Employees have confidence in the skills of the senior team (80%, ranking ninth). Profit and budget concerns are not the only things driving this organisation (83%), staff say, and Llamau is run on strong values (87%). Support workers are paid just under £22,000 a year on average and only one person is on £55,000 or more. People feel that they are remunerated fairly compared with workers in similar roles elsewhere (72%). www.llamau.org.uk

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

91% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Llamau operates a core competency training matrix. Clearly listed is the employer's position with regards to employee development. In the last BEST Company survey they won an award based on the principles of how they operate this development programme throughout Llamau.

Giving Something Back

90% of staff agreed

My organisation makes a positive difference to the world we live in

The company's vision statement really sums up what they do - 'No young person or woman, whatever their problems and background, will be without a comprehensive and holistic package of support, until they are truly capable of sustaining an independent and acceptable lifestyle within their chosen community.' Llamau works hard at realising this vision with each and every service user it comes in to contact with. Often service users are referred to Llamau when no other agency will support them due to varying reasons. Their belief is that they can work with almost anyone and will go that extra mile to finding their worth in society. Research: To ensure Llamau continues to develop the most effective services, they are proud to be participating in several research projects. Two of the projects are part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme with two Welsh Universities. The organisations are working together in order to improve services at Llamau by transferring research into practice. Developing housing services which reduce reoffending. Llamau has recently undertaken a two year research, strategy and lobbying project to develop effective accommodation services for young people involved in the Youth Justice System.

My Company

89% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Llamau operates a core competency training matrix. Clearly listed is the employer's position with regards to employee development. In the last BEST Company survey they won an award based on the principles of how they operate this development programme throughout Llamau.

Benefits

Holidays

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Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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