National Dementia Care Awards
The MacIntyre Dementia Project team were named as winners of the National Dementia Care Awards in the Outstanding Dementia Care Innovation category. The award recognises the vital role of innovation in developing high quality services for people living with dementia.
The judges chose the MacIntyre Dementia Project because they were impressed with the genuine, equal partnership and desire to benefit as many people as possible, without being protective or precious. The project will hugely benefit people who are seldom heard about. The judges loved the projects inclusivity of staff, the individuals themselves as well as their friends and families.
Great North West Care Awards
Will Black, one of MacIntyre’s Frontline Managers, was crowned as winner of the Frontline Leaders Award. The judges were impressed at how Will has lead his team to great success over the past year through support and innovative care. They noted how Will is always looking at the individual’s needs, be it the service user or carer.
Tina Dutton, a Shared Lives Carer from Warrington, won the Dementia Carer Award. The judges said: “Tina is an inspirational and passionate person who has gone more than the extra mile to deliver high quality person centred care. Tina’s courage, commitment and selfless acts of kindness continues to make a difference to place people at the centre of all she says and does. Tina is the difference.”
Great South East Care Awards
The Haddons Staff Team from Milton Keynes won the Palliative Care/End of Life Award. The judges said: “Hearing Sarah share Alison’s story is one which makes you feel inspired and grateful for people like her in the world. The determination, passion and commitment to keeping Alison at home was truly inspirational.”
Great East Midlands Care Awards
Jess Brookes, Senior Support Worker from Leicester, was announced as the winner of the Frontline Leaders Award. The judges noted how Jess is a dedicated individual who is passionate about delivering person centred care to assist their service users to achieve their goals.
National Learning Disability and Autism Awards
MacIntyre Dementia Project team were finalists in the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards in the Making a Difference Category.
The category looked for a provider or person who has promoted inclusion and community cohesion through their work or role in the community to make a positive change happen in people’s lives.
Through the MacIntyre Dementia Project, we have made involving the people we support a key priority and have implemented it in a number of ways, through our Experts by Experience Rosie and Rachel, to the Keep Going…….Don’t Stop group in Chesterfield, and the Side by Side events held across the country.
BILD PBS Leadership Awards
Vicky Smith, who is supported and employed by MacIntyre, was Highly Commended for the positive impact she has on the lives of people supported by MacIntyre. Vicky is a MacIntyre Checker, checking on the quality of Easy Read work, which has included working on the MacIntyre Promises and the Wellbeing Wheel.
Tomm Collier, who was supported by MacIntyre No Limits and Vicky Grimmer, Programme Co-ordinator for MacIntyre No Limits, were Highly Commended for being an example of what good positive support is. This is demonstrated through Tomm’s growing independence, including his attendance at University, and his passion that all people with autism should have the support he has had to have a better life.
BSI OHSAS 18001
The British Standards Institution Occupational Health and Safety 18001 is a framework for an occupational health and safety management system. Using this structure MacIntyre has put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed to achieve the best possible working conditions, aligned to internationally recognised best practice. MacIntyre was the first charity to achieve this status.
Investors in People: Gold
MacIntyre successfully retained its Gold Investors in People (IIP) status. The assessment took place in June 2016 against the new, tougher, IIP standards.
MacIntyre has been an Investor in People organisation since April 2001, achieving Silver status in December 2011 and in 2012 Gold status. MacIntyre was then invited to become an Investors in People Champion organisation, an accolade offered to just 5% of IIP organisations.
MacIntyre continues to use the Investors in People framework to assist in the effective delivery of its strategy, which in turn will support MacIntyre’s vision ‘for people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them’.
Positive about Disabled People
The Positive about Disabled People symbol is awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who have made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.
MacIntyre is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.