Innovation Award: Educational Day Services, Bath

Congratulations to EDS Bath on receiving the Innovation Award at the Heroes Awards.

When EDS Bath was closed due to Covid-19, the team looked for other ways to provide support.

The team sent out craft and life skill packs to encourage the people they support to fill their time effectively. They also set up a YouTube channel for different activities. Technology was also embraced with regular Zoom and Team sessions so that the people supported could have regular contact with both their peers and team members.

Manager Kay Skipp said she felt “chuffed, honoured and proud” to receive this Award. The team have accomplished so much and Kay said she was most proud of the support they offered throughout lockdown in a multitude of different ways “ensuring people we support in residential, community and living at home could still be in contact with people using BSL”.

Despite the difficult situation the team worked tirelessly to ensure no-one felt lonely or unfulfilled and used creative solutions to address the issues faced.

We asked the team what they felt about the Heroes Awards and Senior Support worker. Heidi Sperring said:

“I think it is so important to share achievements and feel acknowledged and appreciated for the work we do across the board in all our teams.

“In an unusual time, this is ever more necessary, especially in a large organisation where there were many deserving nominees for all categories.

“Pride made my legs turn to jelly, it felt great to share the news that we’d won with the rest of the team in Educational Day Services”.

Well done to you all on this fabulous achievement.


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