Each year Surrey Care Association hold the Surrey Care Awards to celebrate and recognise exceptional individuals and teams who have contributed towards the care workforce across Surrey. We are delighted to announce that Carers from our Shared Lives Scheme have been shortlisted as exceptional finalists as well as someone who our EmployAbility team have supported into work.
The Surrey Care Awards 2019 will be taking place on Friday 22 November and we are extremely proud to have Sue, Paul, and Kudlip shortlisted for ‘Beyond the Call of Duty Award of the Year – Care at Home’.
Sue, Paul and Kudlip have all show exceptional commitment to caring for the people they support in their homes and have gone beyond our expectations. Here is what our Shared Lives Team told us about Sue and Paul:
Sue and Paul have been Shared Lives Carers for six years now. Prior to this they were foster carers for 25 years. They are both warm and friendly people, who have a fantastic sense of humour, a wealth of knowledge and expertise.The people they have supported over the years have gained many skills and independence, contributing to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Sue and Paul use their skills to support people who have various communication needs and many who have had a traumatic history, to cope in everyday life and take on new opportunities they might not have done so without the encouragement of Sue and Paul.
Kudlip’s nomination described how much of a pro-active and loving person she is:
Kuldip is a busy lady, her household is full and happy with her providing both paid and unpaid caring for grandchildren and other house guests. In May 2019, she accepted an emergency respite placement from a gentleman who had been in hospital for the previous four months due to falls which was identified to be due to as a serious brain injury. Kuldip accepted the gentlemen into her home and was incredibly accommodating, assisting the him to increase his independence and mobility as well as helping him arrange the transportation of all of his possessions to her house and arranging the cancellation of a holiday he had booked.
Prior to this, Kudlip has been supporting an individual in her home for a while now who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Kudlip has worked very closely with this person’s support network including staff from The Harbour Activity Centre in Godalming to build a trusting relationship and manage difficult behaviour.
If this was not enough, a lady our EmployAbility supported into work has also been shortlisted for ‘Long Service Contribution to Social Care Award’. V has been working at Kathryn’s House Care Home for 25 years, and has overcome many challenges along the way. Read more about her story here.
We would like to wish Sue, Paul, Kudlip and V all the best at the ceremony and are so proud of them all.