The National Learning Disabilities Awards M&D Care Finalists 2021

We are honoured to share with you our finalists for the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2021. Here at M&D Care we our exceptionally proud of our employees and the excellent care and support they provide, awards such as these shine a much needed spotlight on our social care workers and help to showcase the amazing work that they all do.

Finalist Max Cusack

Max Cusack has been shortlisted as a finalist for The National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2021 in the category Positive Behaviour Support Award. Max has been nominated by his team because during an exceptionally challenging and unprecedented year, he has made a fundamental impact on the lives of those he supports and he is a fantastic hands on PBS practitioner. He always leads from the front, increasing the competence and confidence of the staff to meet the needs of those with complex and high risk challenging behaviours. The overriding goal of positive behaviour support is to enhance quality of life for individuals and their support providers and Max has certainly achieved this.

Finalist Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas is also a finalist in the Support Worker category. This award recognises the vital role of the support worker in providing high quality support for people with a Learning Disability and Autism. Lisa has been nominated for her passion and commitment; she always puts the people we support at the heart of her care, and support.  She’s the embodiment of our person-centred approach and lives and breathes our values each and every day and is always looking at ways to open doors to a more positive future. Well done Lisa we are so pleased for and we would like to take this opportunity in wishing you the very best at the awards.

Finalist Michelle Martin

Michelle Martin, Clinical Director here at M&D Care and has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution category. Michelle has worked within the care sector for over 40 years and is the founding member of M&D Care. She has dedicated her life to supporting others and has a passion for making a difference and maintaining care as a progressive process rather than a barrier to `ordinary life`. Michelle is a fountain of knowledge and is an inspiration to those who work with her. She is committed to empowering her employees and encouraging individuals to achieve positive outcomes and most importantly have fun.

Finalist M&D Care

M&D Care is also a finalist in the Employer Award category and has been shortlisted for its commitment to promoting inclusion, where every staff member and person supported has a sense of belonging. Its employees are passionate about making a difference by promoting maximum independence. Here at M&D Care we believe in the potential of everyone and the enablement of working towards goals, and aspirations in life however big or small these may be.

About the Awards

The National Learning Disabilities 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. Organised by Care Talk the awards have already received support from across the sector and are supported by the Department of Health, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG). There are a total of 17 award categories, which represent all areas of care for people with learning disabilities and autism within the care sector, whether it be young or older people, supporting people in their own homes, the residential care sector or the voluntary sectors. From frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation.

Congratulations to all our finalists on this outstanding achievement we wish you all the very best at the awards ceremony on Friday 29th October 2021, at ICC, Birmingham.

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