We're happy to share our 'Employees of the Month' for March. Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate.
Below are the names of the winners in the categories of Adult Services, Children and Young People and Support Services and an extract from their nominations.
George Chipangura, Greater Manchester
George tirelessly devotes so much of his time to getting things right, to extending his expertise and knowledge to those he works with - not just colleagues of course - more importantly to the people we support. His steadfast and no nonsense, yet understanding, approach is so refreshing. He recently became the most proactive Staff Council Rep we've ever had in our area too - engaging with staff and actually visiting them 'in situ'. George is plain and simply one of our most reliable staff members and his interactions with the people we support are so intuitive and focused. You can always rely on George. He always steps in when needed and is a stickler for procedure and policy implementation. More people like George would make MacIntyre a better place too! George deserves this more than I can find the words to express. He's a stalwart and a total star. He's the best Senior Support Worker we have in our area - without a shadow of a doubt. No contest.
Liz Lyman, No Limits Milton Keynes
Liz deserves to receive some recognition for all the amazing hard work she does for the provision, she's superwoman in disguise! Working above and beyond in everything she does and always with a smile on her face and with cheery, positive spirit. She never moans. The provision would fall apart without her! She puts the learners and staff needs ahead of her own and always puts in 110% to make things work best You're the best Liz, thank you.
Louise Waters, MacIntyre School and Children’s Homes
As a teacher, Louise already has a hefty work load and she coordinates the Duke of Edinburgh activities as well as outdoor learning. Louise has undertaken the task of contacting local businesses in the hope they will donate to our Easter Raffle which is to raise money for the end of school year Prom. Louise has embedded this task into the curriculum so students can be involved. The students have put hundreds of letters into envelopes, taken them to the admin office to be franked and then taken them to the local post office to post. This hasn't been as easy as it sounds and to ensure as many of the students as possible can be involved, Louise has had to think outside of the box and be creative in her teaching. Her hard work has paid off. We have had some tremendous prizes donated, all of which will go into our raffle and the money raised will go directly into our school Prom fund, this in turn will be soley for the young people we support. I think Louise has worked very hard at work and in her own time during the weekends and school holidays, it would be lovely if this could be recognised.
Jessica Allen, No Limits Administrator
Jess received several nominations:
Jessica joined the Oxford team in December and has fitted straight in and settled into her role with ease and efficiency
I am nominating Jess as she has hit the ground running. She has not only been an amazing help in the office she has also been a great help with the students. She has worked on building relationships with all the students who come to the office but also makes time for them when she is out in the main building. The students think she is fantastic and she has spent time in making sure they are advocated for and are able to join in with events that she has organised such as Red Nose Day.
Jess has fitted in so well. She has started in managing (with other staff) the wellbeing group and has also set up Tom’s Tattler to make sure he is kept informed with what is happening with MAP while he is away. In doing this she has done a lot to brighten up the office, not to mention with her duties as admin to keep us all in line.