We're happy to share our 'Employees of the Month' for September. Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate.
Below are the names of the winners in the categories of MacIntyre Adult Services, Children and Young People, No Limits, and Support Services, together with an extract from their nominations.
Louise Crawley and Chloe Fensome-Flynn – Adult Services, Leicester
Lou and Chloe recently took part in a lovely day out with six people who draw on our support, enjoying the “Radio 2 in the Park” festival in Leicester.
On the drive home in our bus, there was a terrible crash on the road behind them. After making sure everyone in the bus was safe, Chloe and Lou went back to help at the scene of the accident. Lou stayed on the line to emergency services, while Chloe managed the scene, ensuring no one else was put in danger.
Lou and Chloe behaved with total professionalism although the accident scene was extremely distressing, including a fatality. They stepped up to help where they could until emergency services arrived and took control of the scene.
When we talk about MacIntyre staff going the extra mile, we often refer to working with people we support. This time, it was about helping our community. Chloe and Lou really embody everything MacIntyre celebrates in our staff. Their kindness and compassion shone through.
Ellen Marsh - Children and Young People, Wingrave
Ellen is my senior Learning Support Assistant and as a brand new teacher at MacIntyre her assistance has been invaluable. She has been patient with me as I learn how to create schedules, work with students, and so much more. She cares deeply about our students and interacts with them in such a kind, patient, and loving way. She knows when to push and challenge them, and when to back off and lend emotional support. I could not have gotten through the first weeks of school without her.
Amy Hudson - No Limits, Milton Keynes
Amy was involved in a challenging incident with a learner this month but handled it incredibly well with resilience, compassion and keeping MacIntyre's Values at the front and centre of what she did. Her colleague on the day said "Amy was amazing and we did MacIntyre and the learner proud today". It is lovely to see such reflection from our staff after what had been a difficult day.
Nicky Thurgood – Support Services
Nicky has been outstanding in the last month, co-ordinating 101 things to ensure the success of the MacIntyre Inspiring Leaders and Ignite events. The role of a Best Practice Team Administrator is extremely diverse. It involves a lot of juggling at the best of times and Nicky just takes this all in her stride. She is totally dependable, kind, thoughtful and effective.
Nicky is not from a care background, but she has taken time to make sure she really knows MacIntyre, including organising to visit our school and children's homes because she wanted the opportunity to meet some of the young people we support who are less likely to pop into the office or attend events. She loved her time there and is such a natural at putting our DNA into action through all of her interactions. We are extremely lucky to have Nicky as part of MacIntyre.