Winner Best practice Award -2012
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Staff & Management Team, Friars Lodge, Dunstable
A radical overhaul of how Friars Lodge carries out activities scooped the team the Best Practice Award.
Over the past 12 months a number of feedback initiatives involving service users were introduced, resulting in noticeable changes.
Residents now have much greater access to food choice, mail services, and trips away, and are overall enjoying a friendlier homely environment.
Judges were impressed with how the analysis of a long-term situation was transformed into a pro-active initiative that ultimately led to improved standards.
Congratulations to the Team.
Winner- Learning & Training Award 2012
24th August 2012
Paul Westwick, Health & Safety Manager, Lifeways Group, Nottinghamshire
The judges highly commended the fire training DVD, produced in partnership with The West Midlands Fire Service, ‘Working Together for a Safer Home’, describing it as an innovative approach to tackling fire safety issues that can occur with individuals who have specialist or complex needs living in their own homes.
The judges were also impressed with the quality of the individuals featured in the DVD as each brought their own experiences into the messages, which provided a realistic training intervention that many trainees would associate with.
They also felt the package could easily transfer to other similar environments.
Congratulations to Paul and his team.
Winner – Company or Individual or the year 2012
24th August 2012
The Abbey Metal Team, Flintshire County Council
The judges were full of praise for the metal fabrication and light engineering placement for adults with learning disabilities, which is part of Flintshire County Councils’ Day Opportunities Service and also operates on the open market.
The judges admired the application for showing the positive side of health and safety and enabling service users to carry on participating in a life-enhancing activity they enjoy, in the safest way practicable.
Congratulations to the team concerned