Gretton House Home Manager Shortlisted For National Learning Disability & Autism Awards

May 3, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Sharon Main, a Service Manager at Gretton House in Gretton, Northamptonshire; a residential home for individuals with learning disabilities and additional needs – in particular the rare congenital disorder, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) – has been shortlisted for the Managers Award in this year’s National Learning Disability and Autism Awards. Sharon has been a Service Manager for 17 years with Gretton House, which is the largest single service to support adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) in the world.

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.

Judging will take place on the 25th May 2016 followed by a Gala event being held at the ICC, Birmingham on Thursday 14th July 2016.

Sharon recently received another award from Consensus for Leader of the year 2015, which owns Gretton House, along with 90 other specialist support homes and services across England, Wales and Scotland.

Explaining why they chose Sharon as the winner, James Allen, Managing Director, Consensus, said: “We immediately recognised the contribution she has made, not only to those at Gretton House but to the wider Prader- Willi services. In addition, Sharon has contributed to the wider work of Consensus via her involvement with the Best Practice Group. We really believe that, as a Manager, she provides the leadership skills and support to merit winning this award and we wish her the very best in the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards this year.”

Sharon is understandably delighted: “I am passionate about my role at Gretton House, where I have worked for the past 26 years. I am extremely proud to manage and work as part of such an inspired team of people, working in the world’s largest residential care service for people with PWS.”

Gretton Homes works closely with the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA) and will be supporting them during the PWS Awareness Week 9th – 13th May 2016. They will be encouraging colleagues to give up treats for a week and raising funds for the association through a variety of activities.

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