Active Prospects capped off an amazing week by winning both the Care Employer Award and the Workforce Development Award at The Great British Care Awards South East region, in November at the Hilton Hotel Brighton. This was coupled with Active Prospects’ Clinical Lead, Lynsey Way, winning the Positive Behaviour Support Award at the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards in Birmingham.
Vicky Marshall, Training Manager, received The Workforce Development Award. She was praised for delivering bespoke training to meet the needs of specific individuals or services. Also her flexibility in continuing to provide outstanding training during the pandemic. Earlier this year, Vicky received phenomenal feedback from Active Prospects staff through the Best Companies survey. Her training received the highest possible rating of ‘world class’.
Sam Padayachee, who manages two of our residential services, received Highly Commended award in the Home Care Registered Manager category. The judges recognised her for developing a strong team culture and for her innovation during the pandemic.
Success at the Great British Care Awards built on the achievement of Lynsey Way. Lynsey won the Positive Behaviour Award at the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards. The award was a fitting reward for the amazing work at Active Prospects that happens under Lynsey. This enables people with complex needs to live in their own homes, and wider work supports best practice across the sector.
Lynsey said, “A great and much needed evening out was had by all and winning the award on behalf of all our people we support, staff teams and management teams in our more complex services was a great privilege.” Positive Behaviour Support is a co-produced framework that involves staff, families and people we support, challenging them to work together to create environments and support approaches that meet the needs of the person. Simply put, nothing happens unless everyone is engaged.
Maria Mills, CEO of Active Prospects said, “We know that all our roles can be tough at times in social care, and that we are experiencing a challenging time now due to public funding shortfalls creating pressure on workforce capacity and pay. We also know that the positive impact we make on the lives of people we support. It’s what motivates and rewards us, and the great teamwork people feel toward their colleagues. These awards are a fantastic recognition of the skill and dedication of our staff, and others across the sector.”