Specialism: Adults with a learning disability, and accompanying diagnosis such as epilepsy, dementia and complex physical needs.
Type of Service: 24 hour
Inglewood House, our residential home in Camberley for adults with a learning disability, has been named as a finalist in the 2018 National Learning Disability Awards in the category of ‘Supporting Older People with Learning Disabilities.’
The nomination for the team that supports the people who live at Inglewood House – run by nationwide private care-provider the Regard Group - was endorsed by regional director, Sam Collier.
Sam Collier said: “The team do a difficult job brilliantly. They truly represent our person-led culture. The long-standing and committed team deliver support that’s driven by a desire to know people as individuals rather than by their diagnosis.
“They care deeply about the individuals they support, thriving on the moments of magic that come from the mutually beneficial relationships that exist at Inglewood House. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they’d be worthy winners of this award.”
Team Inglewood is one of an impressive 10 Regard nominees to have made it to the finals this year.
The National Learning Disability awards scheme which is endorsed by the Department of Health, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), seeks to ‘celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisation who excel in providing quality care.’
The 16 award categories cover all areas of care for people with learning disabilities and autism - whether young or old, living in their own homes or in residential or supported living services - recognising frontline staff such as care workers and care managers as well as people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation.
Regard staff have also been shortlisted as finalists in the categories of ‘Service manager’ (three finalists – two in Wales and one in England), ‘Support Worker,’ two ‘Making A Difference’ short-listings (in the English and the Welsh heats), and for Regard itself recognition in the ‘Best Employer’ category, as well as inclusion as a finalist in both the English and the Welsh heats for ‘Breaking Down Barriers.’
The winners of the English heats will be announced at a gala dinner in Birmingham on 29 June.
Carole Edmond, CEO of Regard, said: “It’s fantastic news that we’ve been named as finalists in so many categories, and very gratifying for our wonderful people to receive such public recognition for all the amazing work they do.
“We look forward to getting together to celebrate on the awards evening, and all the nominees are already winners as far as I’m concerned.”