Michael Fullerton, Clinical Director, Care Management Group (CMG)

“CMG are delighted to yet again be involved in supporting the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards, in 2019.

In such times that there are stretched social care funding and resources we continue to see and hear about excellent examples of innovative good practice, ensuring that people experience positive outcomes and fulfil ambitions in their lives. We see constantly, despite the challenges, that support teams are working incredibly hard to ensure people receive truly personalised support – it is essential that all of this fantastic work is identified, acknowledged and celebrated.

The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards is a brilliant way of reflecting on the great achievements, the teams and people who really make a difference and ensure people are recognised. This is not only motivating for those people who are nominated, but also more widely as these achievements can inspire others to be equally as creative and determined to make a difference.

One of the beauties of the Awards is that it is also people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are nominated, finalists and recipients of awards – it is everyone in the sector coming together to appreciate the positives and this is important to ensure we continue to strive for better support, services and inclusiveness up and down the country.

I would urge that everyone gets involved in the Awards. If you know someone that is doing something really inspiring, please nominate them – don’t let good practice go unnoticed, we are all too quick to share the negatives. Let’s all take the time to appreciate the positives and nominate someone we know!
We wish every single nominee best wishes, but mostly congratulate you for the great work you do every day.”