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Autism Initiatives Staff Receive Gold Accolades

Posted on 24th February 2021

We are proud to announce that three of Autism Initiatives Support Workers have been presented with gold award from Partnership Training Ltd.

These learner accolade are independently judged and winners demonstrate substantial new learning and outstanding commitment and we were delighted that Jamie Parry, Stacey Newcombe and Janet Melia-Hoare were all recognised with awards

Sharon Saund, Director of Partnership Training Ltd said: "The Learner Accolades are a celebration and recognition of significant achievements individuals have made whilst, and based on their apprenticeship, including the commitment and dedication they have showcased. Specifically the positive impact on themselves, clients and employer through their practice based on the substantial new learning, education and support received in the apprenticeship programme to ignite future prospects and confidence in their abilities and the way in which this has been implemented."

Autism Initiatives is delighted that some of our many outstanding staff have been publically recognised for their excellence in this way.

Jamie Parry was one of those recognised with an award Jamie said: "At first I really didn’t have the confidence to do my diploma and nearly stopped, but with the support from my assessor and manager I finished, I am proud of myself and delighted with my Gold award."

Every success at Autism Initiatives is a team effort and we would like to publically thank the Service Managers and Area Managers who provide essential support to our teams every day.

Head of Learning and Development, Sandra Johnston said: “Learning and Development were delighted to hear that three of our staff are to be awarded with Gold Accolades from Partnership Training, for their hard work and progress both academically and vocationally whilst completing their Adult Care Worker Apprenticeships. This success is testament to the hard work of the individuals and outstanding coaching and mentoring support from their managers.”

Jamie's Service Manager, Barbara Barker said: "Jamie really struggled at the start of his course and wanted to give up but I am happy to say Jamie continued and overcome his invisible barriers. Passing his Diploma gave him confidence in learning and lead onto Jamie feeling confident enough to start his driving lessons which Jamie also succeeded in passing, Jamie really deserves this gold award for his achievements. Well done Jamie we are all proud of you."

Stephen Williamson who manages The Cedars where Stacey and Janet both work said: "This is a great personal achievement for Stacey and Janet and I am incredibly proud of their hard work and dedication.