Ipswich specialist care provider wins national care awards

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L-R ) James Allen, Managing Director of Consensus and Melany Castillo, Service Manager received their LaingBuisson award from journalist, broadcaster and former Member of Parliament, Michael Portillo.
L-R ) James Allen, Managing Director of Consensus and Melany Castillo, Service Manager received their LaingBuisson award from journalist, broadcaster and former Member of Parliament, Michael Portillo.

A service for individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs has won a prestigious award by LaingBuisson – the leading source of healthcare market intelligence in the UK.

The service, which is operated by Consensus in Ipswich, Suffolk was awarded top spot for ‘Supported Living’ within the ‘Specialist Care’ category at a gala award ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel, London on 11 November 2016.

The Service supports nine people in four flats with Autistic spectrum conditions and Aspergers, and gives them the ability to live as active and meaningful life within their local community.

The Ipswich based service, received the award thanks to their hardworking team and their dedication to improve the quality of life of each supported individual. Melany Castillo, Home Manager, explains: “Our core teams is passionate about helping individuals to make the most of their lives. We’ve enabled individuals to develop stronger positive relationships with support workers and families, and have taken part in leisure and education activities within the wider community. “

She continued: “It’s amazing recognition for the team to be given such a major accolade, and once again I would like to thank my hardworking and incredibly dedicated team.”

The service is part of Consensus, a family-owned service provider that supports over 500 individuals in over 90 services across England, Wales and Scotland, where every individual will embark on their own journey towards greater independence. Founded in 2005 by Paul and Helena Jeffery, of the renowned Caring Homes Group, Consensus was established to provide specialist support to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.

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