Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Provider of mental health/health and wellbeing services
  • Year established:
    1982
  • Website:
    http://www.touchstonesupport.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton Cresent, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 6JU

About Touchstone

Touchstone provide mental health and health and wellbeing services, supporting vulnerable adults and helping them to be included in the community. Outside of their working commitments, they also do voluntary work to support local groups and causes. This includes providing free volunteers to a small charity and providing all training and supervision to the organisation.

They also work with newly arrived migrant communities to improve access to local services, as well as funding a monthly dementia cafe for south Asian older people in Leeds. A variety of health and wellbeing sessions are held for people in minority communities and they provide volunteers to cook a weekly hot meal for older South Asian elders, with more than 340 hot dinners provided for the group in 2017.

Their chief executive focuses on inclusivity and 93 per cent of staff feel the company values diversity, while 91 per cent would recommend the organisation to family and friends.


What is it like to work for Touchstone

Leadership
Leadership
Inclusivity is a key part of the organisation’s leadership policy, with email signatures to demonstrate their commitment to the company’s diversity and equal opportunities policies. The chief executive is an LGBT champion and leads training and liaison sessions on the subject.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Every employee is allocated £25 towards health and wellbeing activities and £100 per team for events to support wellbeing and personal growth. A coaching approach to staff leadership and management means all staff can lead on their own area of work to help them to develop their skills with the right support.
My Company
My Company
The company vision, values and aims are all held within a diary that is given to all staff and service users, so that these key principles are viewed on a daily basis. This also contains testimonies from service users and notes from the previous year’s annual review to see how the organisation is developing and working towards its goals.

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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

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    163

  • Male : Female:

    24% / 76%

  • Staff Turnover:

    3%

  • Average Age:

    42

  • UK sites:

    6

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

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