Eden Futures has celebrated the hard work of staff members in the company’s Excellence Awards.
After an unprecedented challenging year, the awards recognise the commitment and dedication of Eden Futures’ employees. Some 1300 members of staff deliver care and support packages across the country to adults living in the community who are autistic, have learning disabilities, enduring mental ill health and high support needs.
Commissioned by the Council’s adult social care services, in partnership with a registered housing provider, these services are an important part of the local authority’s overall health & social care strategy.
With hundreds of nominees over the eleven Excellence Awards categories, the talent, hard work and determination of the team throughout the past twelve months has been highlighted right across the business. There were winners and runners up in service categories including Autism Best Practice, Best Service, Lifechanger, Most Improved Service, Positive Behaviour Support. Individuals were also recognised in the Support Worker of the Year, Extra Mile, Outstanding Leadership, Ambassador, Behind the Scenes and Eden Values awards.
Dawn Berry, CEO, said: “It’s a privilege to celebrate our top performing staff through these awards. It’s been a difficult year and we’ve all been very busy; we assist 650 people across 170 sites, whether that be in shared houses, sole apartments or specialist bungalows. This involves on-site support where staff are available 24 hours a day.
“The whole team has risen to the challenge of delivering great services during a very demanding time and we’ve stayed on track in terms of opening new services and supporting some very complex, vulnerable people, so it’s important to celebrate success.”
The winners were:
|Autism Best Practice||Winner||Empire Court, Shirebrook|
|Behind the scenes||Winner||Misty Walters|
|Best Service||Winner||Harfield House, Tuxford|
|Extra Mile||Winner||Richard Firmstone|
|Most improved service||Winner||The Maples, Cottingham|
|Outstanding Leadership||Winner||Leah Holroyd|
|Positive Behaviour Support||Winner||Hemswell Court team, Hull|
|Support Worker of the Year||Winner||Jill Dobson|
|The Eden Futures Values Award||Winner||Gemma Walters|