Honouring exceptional achievement across the health and social care sector

March 15, 2022

Consensus is proud to be this year’s sponsor of the prestigious National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards.

Organised by Care Talk magazine, the voice of excellence in social care, these awards are valued across the sector and endorsed by the Department of Health & Social Care, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG).

Over 18 categories, the 2022 awards celebrate excellence in all areas of care for people with learning disabilities and autism. They aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care, whether for young or older people, by supporting people in their own homes, in the residential care sector or the voluntary sectors – from frontline staff such as care workers and care managers, to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation. Nominees are shortlisted and then interviewed by an independent panel of expert judges, to decide who will go forward to the National Finals.

Eddie Morgan

“The National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards showcase the very best of the best in our sector,” said Consensus CEO Eddie Morgan. ““They are highlights in the care sector calendar and I know how much this recognition means to colleagues and teams who have been nominated, shortlisted and gone on to become finalists and champions in the past. We feel extremely privileged to provide this headline sponsorship in 2022, reflecting our own focus on continuous improvement and delivering the highest quality care at all times to everyone we support.”

Across the UK, Consensus provides person-centred support in a range of settings to over 650 adults with learning disability, autism and complex needs, including Prader-Willi Syndrome. Whether in our residential, supported living or centre-based services, we encourage every individual to have a life of opportunity, choice and success.

Recognition and celebration

In addition to its overall sponsorship, Consensus has also chosen to sponsor the highly-respected Award for Outstanding Contribution category.

“I was humbled and proud to be the recipient of that accolade in 2021”, added Eddie. “So we have a special affiliation with this way of recognising someone who is making a long-term and remarkable difference to the lives of people with a learning disability and/or autism.

“Through sponsoring this category in particular and the 2022 awards as a whole, we will enjoy the opportunity to be part of honouring those who have worked in exceptional ways to ensure independence and quality of life for the people they support. It’s important to recognise and celebrate the dedication of colleagues who go ‘over and above’ to achieve excellence in health and social care. Good luck to all those nominated for this year’s National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards and we look forward to seeing the successful finalists at the Gala Night on 8 July.”

Building on success

Last year, Consensus was represented at these Awards as finalists in six categories with both our CEO and the Pendle Gardens team announced as overall winners in two of those categories:

  • The Employer Award – Consensus
  • The Employer of People with a Disability Award – Consensus
  • The Learning Disability Nurse Award – Liz Smith from The Gables, Ely, Cambridgeshire
  • The People’s Award (Individual) – John Leicester, Quality Checkers’ Team
  • The Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities Award – Staff Team from Pendle Gardens, Barrowford, Lancashire
  • The Jim Mansell Award for Outstanding Contribution – Eddie Morgan, CEO

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