Your Life Our Support Award 2019
Sponsored by Ensors
This award is for a staff member or small group who have supported an individual or small group of customers in an activity or experience that has had a positive impact on the individual’s life or lives. This focuses on a specific piece of work which has supported people to truly live the life they choose.
This year we have 2 winners!
Winner: Tracey Green - Support Worker, Stowmarket Community Hub
Tracey is our first winner and is wholeheartedly committed to supporting the needs of others. She has been working 1:1 with some customers to develop independent living skills. Tracey is calm, patient and considerate, always taking the time and consideration to engage and connect with more complex people. Over the last year, her support has positively impacted on our hub customers; particularly a young man who is non-verbal and requires some interaction. Well done Tracey.
Winner: Beata Makowicz – Bury Short Term Enablement Team
Beata’s energy and commitment makes her a role model for others. She is 100% focussed on providing good support and the best possible outcomes to the people referred to her. Beata recently supported an individual with autism who found communication difficult, was withdrawn and not leaving his flat. Beata helped him to access a computer course, gain confidence, feel safer and take on training that could lead to employment. He said: “with each appointment Beata has tolerated my attitude and not triggered me into worse behaviour. It helps me that she is a likeable person, she understands me and it makes the support I have pleasant. She has encouraged me to attend some learning courses. She came with me which helped me with the stress of handling a new situation, without her assistance I would not have attended”.
Tracey Green - Support Worker, Stowmarket Community Hub
Beata Makowicz – Bury Short Term Enablement Team
Natasha Newland and Matt Tyler – Stowmarket Community Hub – Stop Gap Dance Performance
Scott Manthorpe – Support Worker, North East Suffolk Independence Plus