Surrey Choices’ EmployAbility won the Team of the Year at the Surrey Care Association Awards which were held to recognise and celebrate the fantastic work of social care workers from across Surrey who work so hard, despite everyday challenges, to deliver the best care possible.
The Team of the Year award was to recognise EmployAbility for delivering great outcomes for people and for working together to overcome challenges whilst working within the Surrey Choices’s values. The award-winning employment support service help to find and sustain work experience, volunteer opportunities and paid work for disabled and autistic people. The team support people to identify their skills and aspirations for work, help prepare for interviews, provide job coaching, and support with their career development. The team are also committed to helping people to overcome any barriers that may be stopping them from gaining employment and supporting employers directly.
The EmployAbility team supported 817 disabled adults and young people on their journey into work last year with 121 paid jobs achieved with their support.
The team was honoured to win the award against worthy finalists who are all making a difference to adult social care in Surrey.
Team Manager for EmployAbility, David Man, attended the event and was delighted to see the teams’ efforts rewarded.
“Winning the Team of the Year Award means a whole lot for the team. It felt good to be recognised for all the hard work we do day in and day out, in supporting people and improving their lives. I am so proud of the entire team for all their achievements”
Surrey Choices also was shortlisted in two other categories with Karen O’Neill for Registered Manager of the Year for her work at Short Breaks Banstead and Johanna Lucas-Smith for Care Worker of the Year for her work in EmployAbility supporting people to find work.
If you, or someone you know would like to get involved in EmployAbility or simply want to know more you can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01483 806806.
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