Focus Care Agency support The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2018

“Focus Agency are delighted to be sponsoring the “Making a Difference Award” As a company, we like to recognise the good work our staff do and how they ‘Make a Difference’ to our service users lives. We know that there are hundreds if not thousands of other organisations out there that share our same values and beliefs as us.

This award celebrates and recognises staff for their continuous hard work, dedication and motivation to service users and highlights the positive impact that it has on the lives of the people they care for.

It’s about celebrating Making a Difference. People and staff who impact the world of social care and support know that they are not perfect. They understand how their knowledge isn’t “complete“. There are always gaps, biases, limitations and prejudices, and new places to go with their expertise.

Innovators within this world of care and support, who positively shape the world of supported living, come from a “beginner’s mind”. They have a loving, compassionate heart with an openness to see, learn, and experience new things. They strive to be an inspirational provider of support for people who require this special type of service.

The people we interact with have made a positive impact in the world of care and give evidence that they don’t settle for conformity. When they see something that agitates and disturbs them, they strive to know more, get to the root of the issue, research and understand the contributing factors and arrive at new solutions – all to ensure that service users have the very best quality of life. “

They observe gaps and mistakes in common thinking and behaviour, and trust themselves in their belief that it’s time to push the boundaries of what is accepted. They want to affect change because they believe change will bring a better way to live.”

Elaine Cole, Registered Manager, Focus Care Agency Ltd