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Cyber Essentials Plus

Perthyn has achieved the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that requires an organisation to prove that it is secure against common cyber attacks.  Although Cyber Essentials is a self-certified statement of conformity, Cyber Essentials Plus is a more rigorous verification of an organisation’s cyber security, that requires verification to be carried out by an independent security specialist.

The certification examines good practice and standards in the following areas:

  • An anti-virus product is installed on all machines, and is regularly maintained.
  • Computer systems are subjected to regular updates.
  • Mobile phones are managed and secure.
  • The corporate network is protected from external attack.
  • Email and internet is protected from malware and unwanted content.
  • Policies and procedures exist for handling computer systems and information.

This accreditation reflects Perthyn’s ongoing commitment to information security.


ESOS Compliance

As part of our commitment to reduce energy use and our associated carbon footprint, Perthyn has achieved compliance with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Regulations 2014, which mandate that we undertake comprehensive assessments of energy use and energy efficiency opportunities at least once every four years.

The ESOS programme requires Perthyn to:

  • Measure total energy consumption for buildings, processes and transport.
  • Identify areas of significant energy consumption, accounting for at least 90% of total energy consumption.
  • Identify cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations for areas of significant energy consumption.
  • Report compliance to the Environment Agency.

Find out more about the ESOS programme.


Disability Confident Employer

Perthyn is positive about employing and retaining people with disabilities. As a Disability Confident Employer, Perthyn is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.

Through Disability Confident, the government is working with employers such as Perthyn to:

  • challenge attitudes towards disability
  • increase understanding of disability
  • remove barriers, and
  • ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.


British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)

Perthyn is a member of BILD, one of the leading learning disabilities organisations in the UK.

BILD works to ensure that people with learning disabilities are valued equally, are able to participate fully in their communities and are treated with dignity and respect. Our membership of BILD helps ensure that we’re kept up to date with the latest thinking and development in the field of learning disabilities to inform our practice, and help us to improve people’s lives.

BILD also campaigns for proper funding for support for people with learning disabilities and their family carers, and against bad practice as witnessed at Winterbourne View.


Learning Disability Wales

Perthyn is a member of Learning Disability Wales, a national charity representing the learning disability sector in Wales. LDW aims for Wales to be the best country in the world for people with a learning disability to live, learn and work.

LDW work with people with a learning disability and their families, Welsh government, local authorities, disabled people’s organisations and the voluntary sector to create a better Wales for all people with a learning disability.


Cymorth Cymru

Perthyn is a member of Cymorth Cymru, the representative body for providers of homelessness, housing and support services in Wales.

Cymorth acts as the voice of the sector, influencing the development and implementation of policy, legislation and practice that affects their members and the people we support. We believe that together, we can have a greater impact on people’s lives. As an active member of the Cymorth Learning Disability provider Group, we believe we are part of a social movement that helps create a Wales where everyone can live safely and independently in their own homes and thrive in their communities.


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