The National Learning and Disability Awards are a huge honour to be part of, and being named finalists in the Great Autism Practice Award means so much to all of us at Black Swan Care Group.
We have been continuously impressed with the teams ability to go above and beyond for our residents, which is why it is incredibly humbling for the home to be recognised for the outstanding work they do every day.
We spoke to Registered Home Manager Paul Stearman about what the award means to him:
Paul is backed up by an amazing team at Westfield House who are always willing to go above and beyond for their residents, to ensure the highest quality of life and top-quality care on a daily basis. This was outlined within the nomination, which listed a particularly touching moment between resident Paula and the Westfield House team.
Paula made the decision to 'Brave the shave' for MacMillan Cancer Support and with the help of the staff group to promote the cause, she raised over £200 for the charity. Paul was on-hand to assist Paula with the shave at her request, and her story was even featured in the local paper after Black Swan Care Group created a press release about her achievement.
We think this is a great example of why Westfield House are worthy finalists in the National Learning Disability & Autism Awards 2021.
They are continually adapting to residents individual needs, providing bespoke care packages, and giving residents truly unique and enriching experiences within our care. They are passionate about promoting choice and encouraging residents to be actively involved within their own care.
We asked Paul what is it that makes Westfield House different to other homes, he said:
We are so proud of the team at Westfield House and are very excited for the awards ceremony, we wish you the best of luck!
Our residents have a superb choice of meals each day provided by our talented kitchen teams.
We are proud to be part of our local communities and encourage continued involvement with events and activities