Redan Street’s Manager, Melany, announced as finalist in the National Care Awards 2018

October 17, 2018

We are proud to announce that Consensus colleagues are among those shortlisted in the National Care Awards which return for the 20th consecutive year and will culminate with a distinguished, black tie, Awards Presentation Dinner on Friday 30 November 2018 at the outstanding Hilton London Metropole, on the Edgware Road.

Melany Castillo, Supported Living Manager, Redan Street, Ipswich, has been shortlisted in the category ‘Learning Disability Service Manager’. This award recognises outstanding managers (or deputy) within a residential care setting, day care service or sheltered housing complex, where more than 50 per cent of those supported have learning disabilities, who has initiated, maintained or developed an exceptional service for the benefit of those they support.

Melany, having started originally as a Support Worker said, “I feel extremely proud that my team nominated me for this award. I couldn’t do my job without such wonderful support and committed colleagues and to know that they value me, as much as I value them, is very humbling.”

In nominating Melany for this award her team said, “Melany is responsible for the running the service, which comprises of four locations, ensuring that each individual receives the highest quality of support through understanding their needs, wishes, preferences ambitions and their network of support. She creates and nurtures exceptionally positive relationships with those she supports, family, health and social care professionals and colleagues alike and works collaboratively to achieve the very best outcomes for each individual at every opportunity.”

Redan Street provides care, support and accommodation for individuals with learning disabilities and additional complex needs, living in a supported living environment. As a strong dedicated team colleagues support up to nine individuals. Individuals require varying levels of support for specific needs and achieving greater independence and strong positive relationships with support workers and family networks are actively encouraged.

The National Care Awards is the longest established Annual Awards and is organised by social care’s leading publication, Caring Times. The Awards were devised to celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care. This year there are 18 categories overall.

The National Care Awards Judging day took place on the 12th October 2018 at the London Hilton Metropole.

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