A Uttoxeter firm caring for adults with learning disabilities has narrowly missed out on two prestigious awards.
DE Healthcare, based at The Hub, in Church Street, had been nominated for two honours at the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2017.
Staff and service users had a great night at a glittering awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre, in Birmingham - but unfortunately missed out on their awards.
The Uttoxeter care provider was nominated for The Employer Award 2017 and client Polly Hale was a finalist for The People’s Award, which recognises those with disabilities who help others in the same situation.
Polly, who is a regular user of The Hub, runs a tuck shop and teaches sign language to help those who struggle with their communication skills.
Tracey Fletcher, Managing Director at DE Healthcare, said “It’s a massive achievement for us to have been nominated for one award, let alone two.
"The national awards ceremony was attended by a lot of big names and organisations in the industry and we are delighted to have been shortlisted for two extremely prestigious awards.”
“Family values are at the heart of everything we do and for the whole team to be recognised, which includes everyone from senior management, care workers, maintenance and the wider support network, is testament to the people that drive the company forward every day.
"We wouldn’t have made it to the final ceremony without our staff – all of whom are passionate, caring individuals that put their heart and soul into providing exceptional care for people with complex learning disabilities.”
“Huge congratulations must go to Polly who has been a real bright spark in our Hub facility.
"Polly has used her own innovation and creativity to launch a number of enterprises, which have been born purely out of her desire to help others, and there have been some real client success stories, particularly from the sign language lessons.
"We’re so proud of all of the people who have helped to make this happen and we may not have gone home with an award but it was a pleasure to be named as finalists.”
More information about DE Healthcare, including job opportunities, is available by calling on 01889 567 360 or emailing email@example.com