This is my last week as CEO and I’d like to share with you what we’ve achieved at CMG and Achieve together that I am particularly proud of.
There are many highlights to share. The first was back in 2010, when we were the first national Learning Disability provider to achieve 100% ‘Good or Excellent’ rated services.
I’m also extremely proud of all the work which has been done to ensure that the voice of the people we support is at the heart our organisation. I’m particularly proud of the Campaign 4 Change group that continues to go from strength to strength.
We’ve done a lot of work in forging strong relationships and connections with the families of the people we support who we see as partners. I’d particularly like to thank our Relative Quality Checkers who give up their time to ensure that we provide the highest quality support to individuals.
We have launched some wonderful successful initiatives to promote best practise across the sector, including playing a leading role in developing the Driving up Quality Code. We have promoted STOMP (Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability or autism) and taken a lead in developing national standards for people with profound and multiple Learning Disabilities. We have also produced a comprehensive range of accessible, easy-read guides to staying safe online and transgender issues.
We recently launched our popular Wheel of Engagement initiative, which has been embraced across the organisation as a way of driving meaningful engagement and activity for the people we support.
Another great success has been our work in promoting social inclusion, particularly in helping the people we support to have voluntary and paid employment.
Finally, I’m very proud of the way in which staff at CMG and Regard have come together and relatively quickly created a shared culture.
I would like to wish all the people we support, our staff and families the very best for the future.