Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Health and Wellbeing Charity
  • Year established:
    1973
  • Website:
    http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk
  • Contact
    • 1st Floor, Hawthorns House, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B66 1BB

About The Kaleidoscope Plus Group

The Kaleidoscope Plus Group are a health and wellbeing charity that works with people of all ages, with a particular focus on mental health. Their mission is to promote and support positive health and wellbeing, with the ultimate aim of providing services on a national level.

Recovery, inclusion and awareness are key principles in everything they do, with service users at the heart of this vision. Employees are encouraged to undertake voluntary work and the organisation has a knitting group that knits clothing for premature babies at a local hospital, as well as making regular donations to a food bank.

Volunteers have also undertaken mental health first aid training and applied suicide intervention skills training, to recognise those who might be feeling suicidal and equip them with the knowledge to keep them safe. Some 27 interventions have been completed within just eight months of the training.


What is it like to work for The Kaleidoscope Plus Group

Leadership
Leadership
The senior management team adopt an open-door policy, ensure that colleagues understand the strategic vision and goals, and are involved in everyday tasks such as cleaning. Chief Executive Monica Shafaq has regular face-to-face contact with staff and sends out a weekly KickBack message every Friday.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
An environmental policy includes using energy-saving technology, recycling boxes and suppliers who recycle. Activities with clients include cooking and arts and crafts sessions. They use sustainable foods, recyclable materials and water rather than oil-based paints for art. A knitting group knits clothing for premature babies.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The Employee Recognition Awards programme highlights individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They get a certificate and a free place at the annual gala ball, gift vouchers or two tickets to a football match. Employee of the Year gets free accommodation for a week away in Cyprus.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    18% / 82%

  • Staff Turnover:

    20%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Earning £35,000+:

    7%

  • Staff:

    83

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