Two Highlands care services are celebrating a month of awards success this November, after being nominated for three social care accolades.
Old Edinburgh Road, a supported living service in Inverness, has been shortlisted across two prestigious care sector ceremonies.
The team, which supports people with complex learning disabilities and mental health support needs to live independently in the community, are up for the ‘Excellence in Disabilities Services’ award at the Scottish Social Services Awards in Glasgow on 23rd November and the ‘Care Team Award’ at the Great North East and Scotland Care Awards in Newcastle on Thursday 9th November.
The duo of nominations recognise the team’s commitment to promoting independence and delivering the best support possible for people with learning disabilities – most notably, supporting a local gentleman to move out of long-stay hospital to live in his own home.
Meanwhile, in Invergordon the team at Supported Living service, Joss Street, are also shortlisted for the Great North East and Scotland Care Awards.
Acknowledging their creative approaches to support, from building sensory rooms to exploring new ways of working that enhance people’s independence, they’re also up for the highly coveted Care Team Award.
Sara Murphy, Managing Director at Community Integrated Care, said:
“To be shortlisted for three awards across two huge care sector awards ceremonies is an incredible achievement and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams in the Highlands.
“From supporting someone to finally have a home of their own, to empowering others to find more independence in their lives, these teams embody our charity’s vision of ensuring the best lives possible for the people we support, and we couldn’t be prouder of them.”
Old Edinburgh Road and Joss Street are both part of the award-winning social care charity, Community Integrated Care – one of the Scotland’s largest and most established care providers.
With a 35-year heritage, the social care provider now supports more than 3000 people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns and dementia across England and Scotland.
Community Integrated Care employs 6,000 colleagues nationally.
To find out more about the charity’s vacancies, and what it’s like to work for Community Integrated Care, visit www.workincare.co.uk