The National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals who excel in providing quality care.
The awards showcase all areas of care and support for people with learning disabilities and autism. Whether it be young or older people, supporting people in their own homes, the residential care sector or the voluntary sectors.
The awards celebrate frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation.
Christina Earl, Head of Innovation and Business Development for Surrey Choices, nominated her colleague Jo Smith, Training Lead for the Social Care Covid Hero Award.
The Start of Lockdown
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic Jo has been flexible in designing and developing training programmes, responding to any Covid-19 problem, adapting materials to easy read for disabled people, improving our compliance in training during a pandemic, and all this whilst being a foster carer and a shared lives carer.
Christina also said:
Jo goes above and beyond to support others. During the lockdown, within one week she had sourced alternative online training courses. She was also very active in the community baking food for the vulnerable.
Well done Jo, and good luck with your nomination!
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