Dave has worked at Achieve together for nearly 10 years and during that time has assisted many homes across the country with team training, transitions and complex specialist support. Part of the Quality Team, Dave’s deep understanding of Achieve together and our processes means he can step in at short notice to provide support depending on the needs of each home. Additionally, his experience and flexibility allows him to give guidance and help where it’s most needed from support on the floor to documentation updates.
His nomination comes from the Registered Manager at one of our Wiltshire homes where he became interim Deputy Manager. She said: “Dave is a person that goes above and beyond when it comes to his support. He is always there and on hand for the most person-centered support possible. He appears to be able to ensure he is motivated and forward thinking through everything that is thrown at him.”
Dave said: “I would like to thank my colleague that voted for me, I am extremely grateful to have won this award and to be recognised for the work that I do. It is very much a team effort, and I have the pleasure of working alongside a lot of different teams, and meeting the people we support. I like the variation of my role within the company and the opportunities that Achieve Together can offer its staff. I think I will spend the prize money on a weekend away with my children.”
Sophie Buckley, Support Worker at a supported living home in Northampton and Theresa Penrose, Practice Lead at a residential home in Cornwall, are both runners up this month.
Sophie is recognised in particular for her tireless work with a new person moving in while also training other team members. Her manager Alex Watkins said: “Sophie has really taken on board his needs and potentially saved his life following a scare which revealed he had sepsis.”
Theresa has managed to build rapport with a person she supports and devised a plan to enable her to slowly progress to eating with others and out in the community. Kelly Trenberth, Home Manager, said: “This is a major step for all involved. Theresa and the team’s dedication is improving the person’s quality of life.”
Congratulations to Dave, Sophie and Theresa.