Active Prospects held its first People Awards which recognises excellence across its various services, those staff demonstrating exemplary values and the outstanding achievements of the people with learning disabilities, physical and mental health needs that the organisation supports through its residential and community teams.
CEO, Maria Mills, said: “It was a lovely evening – very moving and powerful, and everyone looked fabulous. It was fantastic to celebrate the achievements of both staff and people we support together as absolutely it is a partnership.
“It was a great honour to share the wonderful words of nomination sent in by other staff, people we support and their families which described our worthy winners and runners-up in such glowing terms. I am incredibly proud of the work our staff do in enabling adults with learning and physical disabilities, and mental health needs to lead enriched lives, across East Surrey. Equally I was thrilled to hear of the huge contributions people we support make as active members of their local community.
“We are already looking forward to our 2018 People Awards!”
The full list of winners and runners-up for the Active Prospects People Awards 2017 is:
Most Aspiring People – for people we support who have achieved the most amazing personal achievements over the last year. Five winners were chosen: Jenny B (Community Prospects), Alan B (Community Prospects), Laura S (Millview), Elizabeth W (Community Prospects) and Tyler A (Young Prospects).
Most Aspiring Staff Team – for the staff team that has best enabled people to have the most aspiring journeys over the last year. The winner was Community Prospects.
Most Aspiring Staff Member – for the staff member who has best achieved aspiring development within Active Prospects. The runner-up was Lynn Fagan (Housing Support) and the winner was Shenaz Kodabuckus (Young Prospects).
Most Aspiring Volunteer – for the volunteer who has best enabled people we support or Active Prospects to flourish and added great value to our work. The winner was Jane Ellis (Community Prospects).
Most Caring Staff Member – for the members of staff who have best shown a deep caring and compassion for people we support. The winners were Jean Marjason (Community Prospects), Bunmi Akomolafe (Community Prospects) and Preety Seewoogoolam (Wolverton Gardens).
Most Transformative Team – for the team that has really embraced and delivered positive change, with openness and transparency. The runners-up were Rosedene and Woodview. The winner was Young Prospects.
Most Aspiring Apprentice – for the apprentice who has best achieved aspiring development within Active Prospects. The runners-up were Edwick Office (Active Wellbeing) and Nicole Zindi (Young Prospects). The winner was Rachael Harris (Cedarwood).
Most Valuing Manager – for the staff manager who has best enabled staff and volunteers to flourish. The runners-up were Angella Chimenya (Rosedene/London Road) and Margaret Sullivan (Housing Support and Maintenance). The winner was Chris Lloyd (Young Prospects).
Most Valuing Assistant Manager/Team Leader – for the assistant manager/team leader who has best enabled their team to flourish. Joint winners were Sue Gibson (Community Prospects) and Sumer Paul (Rosedene).
Most Enabling People – for the people we support who have best enabled themselves and others to have a voice and make a contribution and made Active Prospects and our services better. The winners were: Peter G (Cedarwood), Richard B (Woodview), Pat L (Community Prospects), Justin M (Millview), Laura B (Fir Tree Road)
Most Enabling Staff Team – for the staff team that has best supported services and people to lead aspiring lives. The winner was Housing Support