In November 2018 we found out that our Living our Lives Service had won the Putting People First/Personalisation category for the Yorkshire and Humber Great British Care Awards. We were absolutely delighted as this was a great accolade and meant that we were then entered into the National Finals.
On Thursday 7th February Jo Barnes, CEO, Claire Cottingham, Service Manager and Michaela Ramster, Support Worker attended the interview in Birmingham for the National Finals. We were competing against eight other regional winners and felt nervous but also excited and proud to have made it so far. During the interview we talked from the heart, telling the judges why we think Living our Lives deserves to win such a coveted award and in what ways our service sets us apart from others. The winners of the National Finals will be announced on Friday 8th March but regardless of the outcome, we are delighted with our achievement.