Gail receives top accolade in the Caring Homes Group Recognition Awards 2017
Gail Fisher who is Lead Behaviour Practitioner for Consensus, has been awarded the top accolade this week at the Caring Homes Group Recognition Awards.
With over 5,500 employees across the group Gail beat off stiff competition to be awarded the Helena Jeffery Lifetime Achievement Award. The award celebrations took place at a glittering ceremony hosted within the Grove Hotel, Watford with awards being presented by Founding Director Helena Jeffery and musician and singer Ronan Keating, along with a host of sponsors.
Gail studied at the Tizard Centre, the leading UK academic body working in learning disability and community care. She has worked in children’s and adult services in the health and social care sector and considers that she has been fortunate in using her skills and experience to benefit people of different ages in Consensus services.
In managing the Positive Behaviour Intervention Team, Gail provides vital support for the operational teams within Consensus who are supporting individuals whose behaviour challenges.
Comprising of 23 categories, the awards recognised the achievements of over 61 shortlisted finalists from both Consensus and Caring Homes and Group support functions. Categories included Manager of the Year, Carer of the Year plus awards for a top chef, ancillary workers, support colleagues and best kept gardens.
Following a review of over 3,000 nominations received from colleagues and people supported for the awards, it was agreed that Gail was a clear winner, described by many as an inspiration, supportive and approachable.
The judges shared the views of one nomination which stated; “Gail’s contribution to the sector is unquestionable and goes far beyond her achievements with Consensus. She has committed her lifetimes’ work to supporting individuals with the most complex needs and developed and led good practice at all times. Gail has been instrumental in supporting the growth of Consensus. More importantly, is the profound effect she has had on so many people’s lives, who have historically disadvantaged because of the complexity of their learning disability. Because of Gail’s commitment, drive, energy and inspiration both personally and in partnership with others, many individuals have been empowered to achieve things in their lives that perhaps in the beginning seemed impossible.”
Attended by over 340 guests the evening was a great occasion, with colleagues and business partners coming together to celebrate the very best care and support provided across the country by outstanding people.
Paul Jeffery, CEO, Caring Homes Group stated;
“The Recognition Awards 2017, provided an opportunity to showcase talent, dedication and commitment, as well as demonstrate the crucial role our professionals play in caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
It’s very important that we celebrate success, from the finalists nominated, to the thousands of our colleagues’ making a significant contribution to caring for and supporting people all over the UK.”
The event was generously sponsored by Caring Homes Group’s business partners, who together made the event possible.