Crawley support worker Lisa May has been presented with a coveted local care award in recognition of her hard work and dedication.
Lisa, who works at Tushmore Lane, a residential home for adults with learning disabilities and additional needs, received The Chair’s Award for Endeavour – for ‘someone who has overcome personal difficulties while still going above and beyond their normal day-to-day duties’.
Lisa was nominated for the award after supporting her mother who was experiencing a difficult period in her life. Lisa’s own health suffered at the same time, forcing her to take a break from work.
Tushmore Lane manager Karen Tolton nominated Lisa, who is now back at work, for the award in recognition of the excellent support she provides for the people she works with.
“Lisa is now flourishing again and remains focused on her work. She is a key worker to a gentleman with Asperger’s Syndrome and mental health needs,” said Karen. “She has a great rapport with him and shows a great depth of compassion and empathy, often relating how he is feeling through her own experiences and research she has carried out. She is an extremely valuable member of staff and I am proud to have her within my team.”
Lisa said she was overwhelmed and delighted to receive such a prestigious award and thoroughly enjoyed attending the awards event.
“I am thrilled that Karen put me forward for this award. I really enjoyed going to the event at Arundel Wetlands and was truly honoured to receive the award. I love working at Tushmore Lane and feel completely supported in my role.”
Tushmore Lane is part of Consensus Support. Established in 2005, Consensus Support now provides support for more than 500 people with learning disabilities and complex needs across both residential and supported living services all over the UK.