Dancer Anton hands over social care award
TV DANCE star Anton du Beke was on hand to present a trophy to a local employer in what is being dubbed the Oscars of the adult social care sector.
Manor Community, whose head office is in Staple Hill, helps people with mental and learning disabilities at its residential home in Manor Road, Fishponds.
The team there guide people who have left psychiatric hospital on their journey to independence and enable their transition into supported living.
Now Manor Community has won a national Skills for Accolade for investing in their staff’s training and picked up their trophy from Strictly Come Dancing performer Anton du Beke at a ceremony in London.
They won the Best Employer of between 51 and 249 staff category after coming through a rigorous verification process.
Sophie Chester-Glyn, managing director at Manor Community, said: “Everyone who attended the awards ceremony were absolutely delighted when our name was read out, but it is a recognition on a national stage of the hard work our team puts in all year round.
“We are totally committed to making sure our staff can develop their skills and knowledge because we know that means the people we work with have genuine choice and control over the lives.”
The Accolades are now in their 16th year and recognise organisations which support the learning and development needs of their workers. The competition is open to all 20,300 organisations who offer adult social care in England.