Congratulations to our fantastic community support workers, Scott Hopkinson and Laura Mariner, for their success in the Care and Support West Awards 2018!
Scott won the Activity Coordinator Award for his dedication and innovation in the work that he carries out.
Scott empowers clients to help themselves. He enabled individuals to develop their own peer-support group which has led to outcomes of less paid support and greater self-worth. He created innovative and diverse schemes which increased individuals’ sense of value. He actively seeks to improve his knowledge in order to help others.
Laura won the Day Services Award for her impressive skills and understanding, and positive results.
Laura showed excellence in personalised care. Her flexible approach ensured she met the mental health needs of an individual she was supporting, leading to tangible outcomes that improved self-esteem. Laura shows a good understanding of what is required, how much and when, in sensitive circumstances.
Well done both of you!