Chandon, in Ashtead, Surrey, is a 24-hour supported living service for adults aged 40+ with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), restricted mobility, complex health needs and/or epilepsy.
The Linda McEnhill Award, presented by the PCPLD Network, recognise an individual or team who have made a positive difference to the end of life care for those people with learning disabilities. This is the category with the largest number of nominations, making it an even greater achievement.
Despite the emotional challenges supporting someone at the end of life brings, the team at Chandon provided this in the most respectful, dignified and truly special way for the person they supported and their loved ones. One nurse at the hospital commented on “how beautiful” this individual’s final days were and how she “was so genuinely loved and cared for, with many committed staff”. Service Manager Kitty, said:
“I am so proud of the team for all of the sacrifices they made and how hard they worked during such a difficult time and I am so pleased they have been recognised for the amazing support that they gave”.
We would like to extend our congratulations and gratitude to Kitty and her incredible team at Chandon for all that they do in fulfilling the end of life care wishes for the people they support and their families. We would also like to thank the PCPLD Network for their inspirational and valuable work.