Amanda’s wins ‘Making a Difference’ Award for her exceptional support

June 28, 2019

Amanda Kennedy, Community Service Manager of two Consensus Supported Living services in Bolton, Greater Manchester, has won the ‘Making a Difference Award’ at the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2019, held at The ICC Birmingham on Friday, 28th June.

Now in its fifth year, the awards aim to 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. 

Hosted by Care Talk Magazine and sponsored by National Care Group, the evening was compered by Steve Walls and the awards were presented by campaigner and actor, Sally Phillips.

Amanda who manages Supported Living services, Fieldbrook and Roman Road, won the prestigious ‘Making a Difference’ Award for her dedication to empowering the people she is supporting to succeed, achieve and meet their outcomes.

Selina Wain, Consensus Operations Manager in the North, nominated Amanda in recognition for how she has led a team that supported an individual with a learning disability and complex needs to move into her own home within the community after 23 years in a long stay hospital.

“The dedication Amanda has shown in supporting this individual has been truly exceptional. Not only has she played a pivotal role in supporting this person to achieve her dream of living in her own home, she has gone above and beyond to help her achieve her goals and live a truly meaningful life.”

“From getting her own car and finding employment, to going on holiday and nurturing a relationship with her family – the transformation in this individual has been incredible.”  

“Amanda is a true role model for our industry and I am delighted that this has been recognised through this award,” said Selina.

Reflecting on her award win, Amanda said, “I was so grateful to be shortlisted and felt privileged to be acknowledged and considered for such an award, but to win – was truly astonishing. The credit for this award must be shared with my colleagues and the individuals we support who inspire me every day.”

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