Consensus shortlisted in six categories at National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2017

July 17, 2017

Consensus were delighted that they and five colleagues were among the shortlisted finalists who attended the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2017 this week.

Organised by Care Talk, the Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with Learning Disabilities and Autism and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisation who excel in providing quality care.

Consensus were up for Employer of the Year along with Billy Burrows Support Worker, Belstead Mews, Ipswich, in the category The Newcomer Award; Diana Cowan, Heatherington House, category The Support Worker Award; Sharon McRobbie, Manager of Gretton House, category The Manager Award, Liz Smith, Manager The Gables, category The Learning Disability Nurse Award, and Karina Carvell, Training Team, category The Making a Difference Award.

We would like to congratulate all our finalists in the awards. We are exceptionally proud of their achievements and those of the many dedicated colleagues we are proud to work with every day. The Award ceremony took place on Friday 14th July and was hosted at the ICC Birmingham, with awards being presented by actress, Sally Phillips.

Mike Ranson, Consensus Director of Development and Partnerships, who presented the Support Worker Award on the night, said: “It is fantastic and a testament to our colleagues and to Consensus that we have been nominated in six categories at these prestigious awards. It was an honour to have been officially recognised for the standards of support we provide in the learning disability and autism care sector.

The entire team are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, providing excellent care and helping the people we support to live a life of their choosing.

We were proud to be recognised in the category of Best Employer, which celebrates exceptional companies that have an outstanding commitment to colleagues. Consensus have a person-centred approach towards the people we support, but know this is equally as important for our colleagues. As senior managers we strive to be approachable to all and are open and transparent with employees and supported individuals, and continue to be extremely visible in the business on a day to day basis.”

Consensus were proud to be invited to sponsor the awards as knowing it is very important that we celebrate success, from the finalists nominated, to the thousands of colleagues making a significant contribution to caring and supporting people all over the UK. We have a range of schemes to ensure colleagues feel valued and initiatives to support self-development, which improves our culture, job satisfaction, service quality and consistency, and ultimately retention.

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