20th July 2017 by CVT Central
L/R Karin, Jeanette and Michelle at the Awards ceremony
CVT were well represented at this high profile sector evening with three finalists. Karin Slade and Jeanette Jowett from Larchfield and Michele Buck from Botton were joined by family members and Huw John. Mike English, Phil Gibson and Amanda Walker from CVT for an evening that highlighted the quality and contribution that so many people bring to the sector.
The awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisation who excel in providing quality care.
Karin Slade of Larchfield, Support Worker Category:
“I am a mother of two and owner of a very well stocked baking and craft cupboards. Working life has always touched upon learning disabilities as a teaching assistant, an advocate and now, so happily, at Larchfield where each person is valued for who they are.”
Jeannette Jowett, Care and Support Manager Larchfield Community for Newcomer Category:
“I have a sound, natural and respectful value base, celebrating people for who they are, recognising their contribution to society and ensuring they are not being defined by their disability. It was a great evening enjoyed by all. Sally did say that we were all winners and had been chosen as finalists from thousands of nominees. Personally, I feel very privileged to have been chosen to do the job that I do and that is the only reward required.”
Michele Buck of Botton, Support Worker Category:
“I have worked within a diverse range of social care settings for over 25 years. I am committed to the positive support and empowerment of those most marginalised and underrepresented in our society. Valuing people and facilitating independence is my passion.”
Amanda Walker HR Partner who nominated Jeannette and Michele said, “It was a special event to attend and I was extremely grateful to share their recognition and celebrate the success of our truly amazing staff. I am in admiration of their commitment to their community and the people they support. They are all well deserving National Finalists and all winners in my eyes. I encourage other communities across the charity to nominate their colleagues. Congratulations and well done to all our finalists”.