Consensus Wins National Care Award

November 19, 2015

A service for individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs has won a prestigious award by Laing and Buisson – the leading source of healthcare market intelligence in the UK.

The service, which is operated by Consensus in Ipswich, Suffolk was awarded top spot for ‘Supported Living’ within the ‘Specialist Care’ category at a gala award ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel, London on 11 November 2016.


Consensus National Care Award

(from left to right) James Allen, Managing Director of Consensus and Melany Castillo, Service Manager received their Laing Buisson award from journalist, broadcaster and former Member of Parliament, Michael Portillo.


The Service supports nine people in four flats with Autistic spectrum conditions and Aspergers, and gives them the ability to live an active and meaningful life within their local community.

The Ipswich based service, received the award thanks to their hardworking team and their dedication to improve the quality of life of each supported individual. Melany Castillo, Home Manager, explains: “Our core team is passionate about helping individuals to make the most of their lives. We’ve enabled individuals to develop stronger positive relationships with support workers and families, and have taken part in leisure and education activities within the wider community. “

She continued: “It’s amazing recognition for the team to be given such a major accolade, and once again I would like to thank my hardworking and incredibly dedicated team.”

The Laing and Buisson awards reward innovation, prowess, quality and successes from across the full spectrum of independent healthcare services. This year was the 10th annual awards by Laing and Buisson, which were hosted by presenter and former politician, Michael Portillo. Awards were presented to a broad range of specialisms including healthcare outcomes, nursing practice, primary care provision, residential care and autistic spectrum services.