Mark Sherriff’s update – July 2022

Mark shares news about our Driving up Quality events, team member survey, families survey, and more…


Hello everyone,

Welcome to this month’s update from me – Mark Sherriff, Chief Growth Officer at Achieve together.

Firstly, thanks to all our team members and people we support who pulled together during the July heatwave to keep one another safe.

Since then it’s been a little overcast, but we do hope for more sunshine before the summer is over, and in early August we’ll be judging the results of this year’s Achieve together in Bloom competition – window boxes, hanging baskets and of course, gardens too.

It’s been a busy month with the running of our annual team member survey, which will result in a ‘You said, We did’ style plan, once our teams have read all of your feedback.

Next on our survey calendar are the families of people we support, and we ask our home and service managers to encourage family representatives to take part and have their say too.

Congratulations to the team members and people we support who received eight shortlisted nominations at this year’s National Learning Disability and Autism Awards. I hear everyone enjoyed a great night of celebration.

Throughout July, our Quality, Health and Wellbeing teams delivered a series of events called ‘Driving Up Quality’, whereby team members and people we support came together to consider how we could improve our ways of working, and the support our teams deliver.  There’s a break in the calendar during August, but another of these fun and inspiring events returns in September.

Keep supporting one another, and keep sharing those special moments we all see on the Achieve App social feed. They really are inspiring.

I think that’s it from me. Enjoy a few clips of the month just gone, and have a great month ahead!

Bye for now, Mark


And in other news from around Achieve together…   

Andrew from Warminster Road enjoyed a day out in London, seeing the sights and sounds

David from Fosse Bank House visited York for the day. He saw York Minister before enjoying lunch at The Botanist, ending the day out with a nice drink in the sun!

JB from Cornerleigh has started her new job which she really enjoys! After her first day, she looked around the aquatic shop.

People at Hersham Gardens organised a fantastic fundraiser for Ukraine. Gillian made colourful loom bands which she sold to raise money, and Philippa ensured everyone stayed hydrated and entertained during the event.

Carl enjoyed a lovely, sunny afternoon at the seaside!