Tandridge Hill Farm colleague wins ‘Fulfilling Lives’ award
Consensus’ Keri Strugnall has scooped a top award for fulfilling lives at the Caring Homes Group Recognition Awards.
With over 5,500 employees across the group Keri beat off stiff competition to win the Fulfilling Lives Award. The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony hosted at the Grove Hotel in Watford and presented by musician and singer Ronan Keating.
Following a review of over 3,000 nominations received from colleagues and people supported for the awards, Keri was shortlisted for this prestigious award.
Keri introduced two key initiatives at Tandridge Hill Farm which created meaningful activity opportunities for a great many people which she then used to help shape the service.
Her dedication and support with this has led to three individuals progressing onto mainstream private horse-riding lessons and enjoying independent riding and hacks. She has seen potential in some of these riders and is continuing to support them to develop with a vision of being able to compete in the Disabled Olympics.
Keri has been employed at the Farm for over fourteen years and continues to be an extraordinary asset to the service and the company with a fantastic desire and skill to support individuals to develop skills for fulfilled lives.
The judges commended Keri for researching and setting up the ASDAN programme at the Farm which has hugely benefitted a great number of people, enabling them to achieve practical and academic awards in subjects such as animal husbandry, environmental awareness and horticulture to name a few.
Tandridge Hill Farm is a fully working farm situation in a beautiful rural location in Godstone, Surrey. Set in over 70 acres of land the farm provides a unique setting for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.
Attended by over 340 guests the evening was a great occasion, with colleagues and business partners coming together to celebrate the very best care and support provided by outstanding people.
Paul Jeffery, CEO, Caring Homes Group stated; “The Recognition Awards 2017, provided an opportunity to showcase talent, dedication and commitment, as well as demonstrate the crucial role our professionals play in caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
“It’s very important that we celebrate success, from the finalists nominated, to the thousands of our colleagues making a significant contribution to caring for and supporting people all over the UK.”
The event was generously sponsored by Caring Homes Group’s business partners, who together made the event possible.