Employee of the Month – July 2023

Kelly Morris, Support Worker at one of our supported living services near Newport is our July Employee of the month. Congratulations on your award, Kelly!

It’s clear from Kelly’s nomination that she is incredibly dedicated to her role and has progressed well in her career with Achieve together. She recently completed her QCF level 3 despite her own health concerns.

Her nominee, Joey Jones, says: “Kelly is an incredibly caring person and always puts people we support first, coming in on her days off to support them in activities.

“She is currently supporting a person on holiday while it is Kelly’s birthday. This is the first time Kelly has taken someone on holiday and she has really gone out of her comfort zone. Along with this she went on her day off last week to research the area, where the activities were and to locate the lodge that they were staying in.”

Kelly is also willing to help out in other ways, for example she recently provided outreach support to people she’d never met before in an area she was unfamiliar with. It shows a huge progression in confidence and self-esteem. Well done, Kelly.

Of her award, Kelly says: “I feel very humbled to have even been nominated for this award. To win it was very unexpected. Everyone at Achieve together have been so supportive since I’ve started with the organisation. It is great to see that my work is appreciated. I plan on using the money to save up for a relaxing holiday.

“Congratulations to all nominees. Everyone is a winner!”

Runners up

Henry Wild, Support Worker at Highdowns was recently our Employee of the Month and his work has been recognised by his peers again.

This time, Henry is praised for arranging the birthday celebrations of a person he is keyworker to. Undeterred by suggestions that his ambitious plan of go karting might be too challenging, he put faith and trust in the birthday boy. The result? Everyone had a great day out.

In the words of one of his team, “The way in which Henry continually raises the bar in terms of how he supports the person reflects on what he is able to achieve.”

Jade Wainwright, Support Worker at EDS Bath Day Care, is a powerhouse of organisation and support. Recently moving to a L2 Support Worker role, she is key to keeping the EDS onsite shop in order and arranging sales including card making with people supported at the centre. She also supports the drama group and recently arranged a group trip to the theatre.