Learning disability service in Brightlingsea, Essex wins ‘Best Supported Living Team of the Year’

July 6, 2017

Consensus supported living service in Brightlingsea, Essex, has won a top award this week at the Caring Homes Group Recognition Awards.

With over 5,500 employees across the group the home beat off stiff competition to be recognised with an award as the ‘Best Supported Living Team of the Year’ in Consensus, as part of the Caring Homes Group. The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony hosted within the Grove Hotel in Watford and presented by Ronan Keating.

The service comprises of two self-contained flats in a supported living environment providing care and support for people with learning disabilities, but who have already developed some independent living skills.

Providing a homely, supportive environment, this Care Quality Commission registered service promotes independence for people who require stability and security. Individuals are supported in developing essential life skills to help with desire to live more fully within and increase their access to the local community.

The support team encourage individuals to identify their aspirations and help them to gain the skills they need to reach their goals. Ultimately, for some individuals, totally independent living is the goal.

Following a review of over 3,000 nominations received from colleagues and people supported for the awards, it was felt that the supported living service provides a real example of how a support team can change people’s lives for the better. The service is overflowing with examples of how a committed and consistent team can help someone live a fulfilling life in the community. External professionals continually praise the service for achieving what some believe might be the impossible in regards to transforming people’s lives.

Attended by over 340 guests the evening was a great occasion, with colleagues and business partners coming together to celebrate the very best care and support provided by outstanding people.

Paul Jeffery, CEO, Caring Homes Group stated;

“The Recognition Awards 2017, provided an opportunity to showcase talent, dedication and commitment, as well as demonstrate the crucial role our professionals play in caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

It’s very important that we celebrate success, from the finalists nominated, to the thousands of our colleagues’ making a significant contribution to caring for and supporting people all over the UK.”

The event was generously sponsored by Caring Homes Group’s business partners, who together made the event possible.

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