Recognising our commitment to innovation and excellence
We are only able to provide excellent standards of support to so many people thanks to our dedicated and talented team of support workers, specialists and managers. We’re proud of the great outcomes our colleagues help to achieve and we enjoy showcasing their work in national and regional awards.
We’re tireless about improving our services, both for the people we support, and for commissioners. Entering awards enables us to benchmark ourselves against competitors, enabling us to learn and develop. When we win awards we’re giving prospective families, new commissioners and even prospective employees the reassurance that we’re their best choice. Vitally, we’re also giving our teams and the people we support important recognition for their achievements..
Regional and National Awards – Finalist and Winners 2017 and 2018
The awards seek to emphasise the importance of student’s achievements by way of recognition and celebration for their hard work, achievement, passion and dedication.
This year there were 13 categories recognising exemplary learners and organisations. We are delighted that Caring Homes Group won ‘The Large Employer of the Year’ and that two colleagues were also shortlisted finalists.
The Large Employer of the Year – Caring Homes Group – Winner
Adult Apprentice of the Year – Shelly Colson, Holland House – Finalist
Young Apprentice of the Year – Lisa McGinn, Cotman House – Finalist
The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards, organised by Care Talk, celebrate excellence in the support for people with Learning Disabilities and Autism and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care.
Consensus were delighted that they and five colleagues were among the shortlisted finalists:
- The Manager Award
- Making a Difference Award
- The Newcomer Award
- The Learning Disability Nurse Award
- The Support Worker Award
- Consensus – The Employer Award
The awards seek to recognise, honour and celebrate Carers and Care Providers for the work they do to provide high quality adult social care in Suffolk. This year there were 10 categories recognising exemplary care practice as well as inspiring care leaders and managers. We are delighted that our colleague won the Special Recognition Award, a new category launched this year to enabling amazing carers and providers to be nominated by people supported and or their families.
- Special Recognition Award 2017 – Alexandra Keenan – Winner
The Great British Care Awards are held regionally throughout England to raise the profile of the care sector and celebrate excellence. Representing all areas of the social care sector, including older people’s care and specialist services, residential or home care, across the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors, the awards recognise those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment within their field of work.
Consensus are proud that one of our supported Living Services, based in Ipswich, has been recognised as a finalist.
The National Care Awards, are organised by social care’s leading publication, Caring Times. The Awards celebrate the very best people, in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care.
In 2017, Consensus won:
Learning Disability Service Manager – Margaret Elliott, Heatherington House
Consensus were a finalist in the following categories:
- Care Leadership – Michelle Christie, Manager, East Midlands Supported Living
- Care Home Group – Caring Homes Group (Consensus/Caring Homes)
The awards run by Care Forum Wales, reward the champions in the sector and raise awareness of the vital contribution made by the social care workforce. Consensus won awards in two categories in 2017 recognising the contribution of our Welsh Team.
- Excellence in Learning Disability and Mental Health Services, Gayle Thomas, Gold Award
- Excellence in Learning Disability and Mental Health Services, Leigh Miller, Silver Award
Consensus scoop National Awards recognition for exceptional and outstanding care
We are delighted to share that Consensus Manager, Margaret Elliott was recognised with one of the most prestigious awards in social care at the 19th The National Care Awards, in London. Margaret won the ‘Learning Disability Services Manager’ of the Year.
Regional and National Awards – Finalist and Winners 2016
The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care. Awards finalists from Consensus included:
- Manager Award – Sharon Main, Gretton House
- Learning Disability Nurse – Liz Smith, The Gables
- Making a Difference – Julie Cariga, The Links
LaingBuisson are the UK’s leaders in Healthcare research, information and Intelligence. The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third health sectors. Consensus were a finalist in the category:
- Specialist Care – Community and Supported Living Services
The Care Awards run by Caring Times magazine celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care. Consensus were a finalist in the category:
- Care Home Group – Caring Homes/Consensus
The awards run by Care Forum Wales, reward the champions in the sector and raise awareness of the vital contribution made by the social care workforce. Consensus won awards in three categories recognising the contribution of our Welsh Team.
- Promoting fulfilled lives – Lynda Wenner, Ty Machen – Gold Award
- Leadership in Residential Care Services – Lorraine Jackson, Ty Hendy – Gold Award
- Excellence in Learning Disability and Mental Health Services, Parklands – Silver Award
Growing Support, a social enterprise delivering social and therapeutic horticulture activities partnered with National Care Home Open Day on a national Gardening Challenge to transform care home gardens into lively hubs of activity. Consensus won the following category:
• Celebrating Success – Haydock House – Winner
Caring Homes Group were honoured with a Princess Royal Training Award, commended by The Princess Royal Training Awards Commission and leading figures in the learning and development community for successfully linking skills development to business performance and success.
• Living in My World Dementia Training Programme – Winner
Consensus achieves outstanding success at the Wales Care Awards 2016
Consensus is extremely proud to announce that three colleagues scooped top Awards in their categories at the 14th Annual Wales Care Awards at Cardiff’s City Hall. The awards first established in 2003 by Care Forum Wales, seek to reward the champions in the sector and raise public awareness of the vital contribution made by the social care workforce.