Supported Living Service in Ipswich a finalist in the Suffolk Care Awards

August 8, 2018

Health and Social Care judges have announced this year’s category finalists for the 2018 Suffolk Care Awards. Consensus are proud to be amongst the 28 Suffolk care companies and individuals selected.

The Suffolk Care Awards now in their third year, recognise excellent care practice in Suffolk and highlight the important job that high-quality carers and innovative care providers and companies in Suffolk do every day.

Launched in February, entries for the Awards closed in March, after which applications were shortlisted and verification visits to entrants were carried out. A team of care sector professional judges, from both private and public-sector organisations met in June and July to select the category finalists announced today.

Shortlisted as a finalist in the Care Service of the Year Consensus’ Redan Street in Ipswich has been a finalist for the British Care Awards and shortlisted for the Suffolk Care Awards and won the special recognition award last year which was relative nominated.

One example of care is a resident who has cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities. He is wheelchair bound and unable to communicate. Consensus arranged for the resident to have a communications aid called MOB12 which allows him to express his thoughts, feelings, wishes, and choices. His use of the machine has developed to being able to control his own television, fan, lamp and being able to call the support worker when he needs help.

Commenting on the Awards and the category finalists selected, Liz Taylor, Chair, Care Development East, said: “What has shone through this year is the enthusiasm and passion for caring and care in Suffolk. There are some great examples of care providers and individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

She added: “The Awards final is very much the social care highlight of the year and many care workers and care businesses enjoy coming together to network and celebrate achievements.”

The Awards final will be held on October 4th at Gresham’s in Ipswich when the winners of this year’s 10 categories will be announced.

Redan Street is a supported living service supporting eight people, aged 18 to 62, with a variety of complex needs and learning disabilities. The 36-strong staff team ensures residents are part of the community by being involved in various activities such as sailing, swimming, horse riding, music, dancing, drumming, cinema, and wheelchair cycling, football, rugby, basketball and bowling.

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