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National Learning Disability and Autism Awards - Finalists


We are delighted that we have finalists in five categories of the English finals of the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards.

These awards pay tribute to individuals and organisations who excel in providing support for people with learning disabilities and autism.

The Regard Group or members of our team are finalists in the following categories:

Good luck to them all for the judging day on 24th May and the final on 28th June.

The Manager Award - Sue Snelling, St Faith’s Villa, Walnut Tree Lane and Girling Street

This award celebrates a manager who has demonstrated a high level of expertise, exceptional skills in leadership and management, great support for colleagues and a positive commitment to person-centred support. A manager who shows vision in developing high quality services and supporting staff to meet the ever-changing needs of the people they support.

Making a Difference – Helen Ritson and OWL Town Farm Workshop

This award is for a provider or person, who has promoted inclusion and community cohesion through their work or role in the community – particularly where this has helped make a positive change happen in people’s lives. It is for an outstanding person who works creatively and passionately to ensure people with a learning disability have equal access and involvement in their community.

Supporting Older People with Learning Disabilities – Liz Hayes and Inglewood House

This category celebrates excellence in supporting older people with a learning disability or autism. The judges are looking for evidence from providers and individuals who are positive about older people, provide excellent person-centred support, promoting independence, dignity and respect.

Breaking Down Barriers – The Regard Group

The award celebrates an individual or organisation who have worked to make sure people get clear information and are able to contribute their views and experiences. This award is for an organisation who provide good access and easy read, as it helps to include all and encourages everyone to communicate more clearly and get around more easily.

Best Employer – The Regard Group

This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an exceptional employer who is committed to their employees, delivering an excellent service to their customers, people with learning disabilities or people with autism and their families. Employers should be able to provide considerable acumen and entrepreneurial flair whilst at the same time having a sustained track record of delivering high quality care and managing change improvement.