Support Worker, Ben, heads to the National Care Awards

November 22, 2019

We are proud to announce that Consensus colleague, Ben Watts, a senior support worker at Deansbrook Farm in Essex is among those shortlisted as a finalist in the National Care Awards 2019.

Ben will be joining over 700 guests, consisting of finalists from across the 18 different categories as well as leading industry organisations and figures at a distinguished, black tie, Awards Presentation Dinner on Friday 29th November 2019 at the Hilton London Metropole, on the Edgware Road.

Ben has been shortlisted in the category ‘Carer.’ The award recognises the vital role of the care assistant in providing quality care and that demonstrate dedication, sensitive handling of matters of importance to residents and career progress through training.

In nominating Ben for this award, Service Manager, Nathan Cooper said, “Ben is a passionate and outgoing support worker whose dedication and empathy towards the individuals he supports has helped them achieve life changing results.”

He is also a positive role model to his colleagues, who take inspiration from the level of thought and effort he puts into supporting individuals to achieve their goals. One example of this is the tireless efforts Ben made to track down the family of one individual who lost contact with them 30 years earlier. Reconnecting with his family has had an exceptionally positive impact on this individual and significantly improved the quality of his life.” added Nathan.

Deansbrook Farm, located in Southminster, Essex is a residential service that provides care, support and accommodation for up to eight individuals with learning disabilities and additional complex needs, including behaviours that challenge. 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.

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