Botton Support Worker Florence saw off stiff competition to take the ‘Support Worker award at the Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018. Florance’s enthusiasm, passion and dedication were some of the reasons she won the awards which recognises the crucial role Support Workers play in providing high quality support to people with learning disabilities and autism.
Afterwards, she said, “I am so happy to receive this award. Botton is an incredible place to work with so many wonderful people who can achieve so much”.
The judges at the awards said, “Florance is an exceptional individual approaching every day with passion and commitment to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives. We need more Florance’s in the world as she is absolutely magic and inspirational! Well done”.
Florance was nominated by a family member of one of the people she supports in Botton who noted a big difference in her son because of the dedication and commitment Florance has provided. Botton General Manager Wayne Mason commented that during her time working in Botton Florance has proved uniquely skilled, utterly committed and incredibly passionate about all those she supports.
Representatives from other CVT centres were also finalists in four different categories at the awards. CVT Chief Executive Huw John said, “ Well done to Florance and all the finalists. To reach the final in so many categories and win one of them is outstanding. All of us in the Charity are very proud of them.”