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05/06/2017 11:13:00

We've had a very successful year, as 4 teams were shortlisted for the National Learning Disabilities and Autism awards 2017.

The finalists:

Trainer Award

Photo of MarkMark is an experienced Support Assistant and alongside his role, he is also an internal Dementia Awareness trainer.

His training is thought-provoking, interactive and informative.
Feedback from course evaluation forms are as follows: “Mark you are a very interesting and dynamic trainer. The day was very stimulating and engaging, giving food for thought and action.” Anne Whybrow. “Excellent course, very well delivered. Thank you Mark you made the day interesting and fun. Your positivity and passion about your subject is infectious!” Elizabeth Field. “Now I have a better awareness I can look to see what could be changed in our centre to help with mobility and finding their way around.” Diane Williams.

“I’m really chuffed to be shortlisted as a finalist in these awards. I love to continually learn and challenge myself, and it's really important to help others to understand what it's like to have dementia, so that they can better support someone." Mark

Support Worker Award

"I am very pleased and proud to have been nominated for this award, as well as surprised. I am very much looking forward to going to Birmingham to represent mcch."

Posy is an experienced support assistant. But in the last 6 months has ‘really blossomed and come into her own’, says her manager. Posy supports people to live independently in their communities, always supporting people with dignity and respect. Posy is friendly, bubbly and up for new challenges.

Representing Tuck by Truck in BirminghamEmployer of People with a Disability Award

Tuck by Truck is an enterprise that helps people to gain work skills. “We are thrilled to have been nominated for this award. We always treat our employees with respect and as equal members of the team. We have recently achieved Excellence in the Kent Healthy Business Awards to show our commitment to accessible information and intervention programmes to prevent ill-health, helping people to stay in work.” Karen Smeed, Team Leader at Tuck by Truck.

Nicole and Shelley at awards panelPositive Behaviour Support Award

At Ridgelands, people live in their own flats and some display behaviours that sometimes challenge the support team. The team have worked hard to help tenants to reduce their behaviours. Working with our Positive Behaviour Support team to come up with strategies, the staff have worked excellently as a team to support the tenants.

Finalists find out if they've won at the Gala dinner on 14 July in Birmingham.

Good luck to everyone!
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