Sue Grice, Operations Director, Select Lifestyles Ltd

“Select Lifestyles Limited was established in 2007, and since then our vision as an organisation has been to embrace the individuality of all the people we support, whilst promoting their independence by continuously encouraging personal achievement of all our service users through individualised support plans.

Our aim is to not only provide exemplary services, but to tailor support plans that aid the people we support with every encounter they have with us, with the potential to reduce support hours should the opportunity arise.

Whether it is due to a lack of opportunity, discrimination or an availability in resources, the potential in the service users is often overlooked. The support we provide is set out to maximise independence by enabling the service users to fulfil aspirations, however small these may be, that empower them and create a significant and positive impact in their lives with the ultimate goal of successful integration into their local communities.

In all instances where individuals manage to achieve against all odds, where they are seen to deliver something that holds the potential to improve or change the quality of lives of others in any way, should be celebrated and recognised. All reasons why the People’s Award should be accepted with a great sense of pride and achievement.”