Support worker praised with LD Award


The team at supported living provider, Eden Futures, were celebrating after support worker, Emma Cork, walked away with ‘The Newcomer Award’ at the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards in Birmingham.

Nuneaton based Emma began her career with Eden Futures back in August 2017, her first role in the care industry. She was praised for her caring, patient and positive attitude and her dedication to providing those she cares for with a fulfilling and independent life. This often extends into her own time where she regularly supports with activities and events that fall outside of working hours.

Emma, commented: “I’m delighted to have won the award for Newcomer. I’ve got a real passion for the work that I do and so it’s lovely to be recognised. Thank you to my team for nominating me.”

Andrew Lennox, CEO at Eden Futures, added: “We are thrilled at Emma’s award win and think it’s a clear reflection of the hard work that she puts in on a daily basis. Emma really goes that extra mile to ensure that service users are thriving and we are extremely grateful and proud to have her on our team.”

Emma was nominated by colleagues at Eden Futures, who commended her for the way in which she has built relationships with the people she supports and encourages them to achieve their personal aspirations.

The Newcomer Award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of a new member of staff who has started work in the care sector since January 2016, whether they are new to the sector or returning after at least two years away. Eden Futures was also a finalist in The Great Autism Practise Award category for its person centred support at its Nottinghamshire service.

The National Learning Disability and Autism Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities, putting special emphasis on individuals or organisations that excel in providing quality care.

Supported Living Service Eden Futures support over 600 people in various settings, with over 1,100 staff members working to support, sustain and develop the service.