Christies Care is a finalist in a staggering 6 categories tonight at the National Learning Disabilities & Autism AwardsThe awards celebrate excellence in the support of people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care.

Organised by Care Talk the awards have already received support from across the sector and are supported by the Department of Health, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG).

The media partner is Care Talk magazine, which has a readership of 24,000 plus and includes all registered care providers in England.

There are a total of 16 award categories available for nomination, which represent all areas of care for people with learning disabilities and autism within the care sector, whether it be young or older people, supporting people in their own homes, the residential care sector or the voluntary sectors.

From front-line staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation.

This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an exceptional employer who is committed to their employees delivering an excellent service to their customers, people with learning disabilities or people with autism and their families.

“The directors are incredibly proud for the company to be finalists in so many categories. It demonstrates the dedication and hard work our staff have done, and do, every day to provide such a high standard of service to our LD & Autism clients.

Congratulations and good luck to the teams and individuals tonight.”

Lin Barnes, Director & Registered Manager

The award will celebrate a manager who has demonstrated a high level of expertise, exceptional skills in leadership and management, great support for colleagues and a positive commitment to person centred support. A manager who shows vision in developing high quality services and supporting staff to meet the ever changing needs of the people they support.

“I feel truly honoured to have been nominated for the award. I work with a wonderful team of people who, along with the clients we support, make my job so enjoyable. I am so lucky to work for such a wonderfully supportive company.”

Kathryn Marshall, Head of Bookings

This award will acknowledge the importance of trainers in ensuring that staff are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to provide really good support. We are looking for a person who has shown incredible enthusiasm and determination in identifying and meeting the training needs of staff and an ability to enthuse and energise a team.

“We are thrilled to be finalists. As a team of 2, both mums of Autistic young adults, we couple these experiences with in depth LD and Person-centred planning, to give our trainees a detailed view of working with LD and Autism clients using many uplifting real-life scenarios and championing excellent practice.”

Sarah Rampling & Cheryl Sedge, LD trainers

The overriding goal of positive behaviour support is to enhance quality of life for individuals and their support providers. This award will be presented to a team, or individual who demonstrate evidence of best practice in their services.

“We feel truly honoured to have been nominated for this award. We are passionate about working within a network of professionals to encourage PBS, and try our very best to find resolutions and outcomes that encourage our clients to fulfil their potential.”

The LD Training Team

The overriding goal of good autism practice is to enhance quality of life for individuals, families and supporters by making reasonable adjustments or providing support developing strategies to increase happiness and wellbeing in people with autism. This award will be presented to a team or individual who demonstrate evidence of good practice in their services and support to people with autism.

“We are thrilled to be nominated for Great Autism practise as recognition for the hard work we put into making Great Autism practice into common practise. Autism is something we are passionate about and strive to be recognised and understood on a greater level, we are humbled to be shortlisted.”

The LD Training Team

Let’s celebrate excellence in supporting older people with a learning disability or autism. The judges are looking for evidence from providers and individuals who are positive about older people, provide excellent person centred support, promoting independence, dignity and respect.

“We are thrilled to be nominated for this award as recognition for the hard work we put into supporting our older clients to live as fulfilling life as possible. Caring for adults to be independent in their own home, using a person-centred approach, is something we are passionate about.”

Emerald Bookings Team

We’re extremely proud of the excellent standard of care we provide to our clients with learning disabilities or autism enabling them to live full, independent and productive lives.

We have invested heavily in training our carers to work with clients with a learning disability or autism, constantly improving and updating so our carers are fully prepared and capable of facing the challenge.

This is reflected in our attainment of both an Outstanding rating from the CQC and the Princess Royal Training Ward 2017.

To learn more about our learning disabilities and autism care or the training our live-in carers receive please click below.