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The Parity for Disability care staff are regional finalists in the Great British Care Awards!
Parity’s day service staff are specialists in the care and support of people with multiple disabilities and currently work with 50 students at the charity’s three day services. The Great British Care Awards are given to individuals and teams from a range of care settings. The finals for the South-East region will be held this Saturday 11 November at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton. The Lisa May Foundation are so proud of their achievement,we wanted to ensure the Parity care staff attended the event to gain the recognition they so deserve. We are sponsoring a table of eight that the care workers from Parity can enjoy the gold dinner and hopefully bring home the title of Care Team of the Year for the region.
Best of luck to Parity in our eyes you are already winners.
The words from their nomination speaks volumes….
The team at Parity’s day services are dedicated to making sure that people with multiple disabilities in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire access all kinds of academic, social, living and recreational activities, truly pushing the boundaries. Parity exists because when people with multiple disabilities leave full-time education, it’s like falling off a cliff. Support and opportunities dramatically decline. Our students don’t fit into a neat category of disability and few services have evolved to meet their needs. They require specialised support for most aspects of daily life, but with the right support achieve amazing things, thanks to Parity’s committed team. All staff use their initiative, creativity and teamwork to develop tailored activities for each student. They’re always looking out for new ideas and embracing new approaches including eye-controlled technology, bringing their own skills, strengths and experiences into play. They understand each person’s individual needs, how they communicate, and specific support requirements. They encourage the students to choose and plan. Rather than waiting until crisis occurs, the team provides each student with tools to help maintain mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. They support each other on a daily basis, working creatively to overcome challenges. The team embodies our philosophy of equality, dignity, rights and quality of life for people with multiple disabilities.
In the words of one parent: “My son has gained many new skills that I thought would be impossible. Making choices and communicating on a level that can be understood by all at Parity. I never cease to be amazed at the new ideas that are offered.”