CMG staff’s commitment to providing the highest standards of care to service users was recognised as they scooped one winner’s prize and more finalist nominations than any other provider at the National Learning Disability Awards. They joined 600 others from the learning disabilities and autism sector at the ceremony, which took place at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.
Sarah Evans, CMG’s Head of Learning and Development, took home the prestigious Trainer Award which recognises excellence in training and development in the care sector. The prize acknowledges Sarah’s contribution and the way she has introduced a wide range of innovative teaching methods to the enormous benefit of both the CMG team and the individuals they support.
Sarah has helped many at CMG rapidly progress their careers. One person has gone from being a support worker to a home manager in just ten months, with training developed by Sarah providing the vital stepping stone. By putting CMG’s service users at the centre of her work and tailoring training programmes to their particular needs, two individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities have been able to stay at home rather than moving out to nurse-led services.
Appearing on more award shortlists than any other provider, the evening rewarded CMG’s successful efforts in bringing pioneering initiatives to the sector. Over the last year, creative ideas such as the Sharing Excellence in Practise initiative and Driving Up Quality self assessment process have seen service users continue to be placed at the centre of care.
Peter Kinsey, Chief Executive of CMG said:
“It was an amazing achievement to receive so many nominations. I’d like to congratulate Sarah and all our staff members who have been recognised for their outstanding work.
“We are committed to improving the lives of people living with learning disabilities and our success at these awards confirms we are going the right way about achieving our aims.”
Sarah Evans, Head of Learning and Development at CMG and Winner of the Trainer award said:
“It is a real honour to receive this award and it is a reflection on all the good work that the learning and development team do at CMG to ensure that staff have the skills needed to support our service users effectively.”