National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards – Finalist: The Lord Rix Award Supporting Older People with Learning Disabilities

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We are delighted to announce that Care Dynamic’s Lynn Hindley, has been shortlisted as a National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards finalist in the Lord Rix Award, Supporting Older People with Learning Disabilities category.

The final judging day is 11th October 2021, then, on the 29th October, Lynn will attend the National finals gala dinner at the ICC, Birmingham we’re the National winner will be announced from the six finalists.

A little bit about Lynn:

Lynn is a Senior Worker at a small service that provides support to older people with learning disabilities. Having taken on the senior role Lynn has displayed fantastic leadership to ensure tailored support is provided at all times to the customers who live there.

Lynn is a true “people person” and really enjoys being able to make a positive difference to someone’s day. Lynn always puts the customer at the heart of every decision and her attention to detail is unquestionable. Her relentless enthusiasm, respect for all and caring nature are also stand out features.

During the pandemic Lynn was instrumental in incorporating physical and emotional wellbeing to those living at the service. Her reliability and ability to generate calmness, creativity and fun was critical in maintaining health and wellbeing at the service.

Lynn’s natural ability to patiently communicate flexibly at all levels, taking into account person preferences ensured COVID-19 was always communicated effectively with customers and their family members, providing reassurances and creative solutions where ever this was possible (technology, social distancing visits / walks) etc.

When customers stopped attending day services due to the pandemic, Lynn took it upon herself to develop, organize and deliver a range of internal activities to replicate the activities that would have normally taken place at the day service. This was critical as it provided structure and continuity which was extremely important. Some of the sessions included:

  • Keep fit – chair exercises
  • Baking – cakes, buns etc.
  • Arts and crafts sessions

Overall, Lynn is a fantastic worker and we are so very proud of her and her achievements.

About The National Learning Disabilities Awards:

They celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisation who excel in providing quality care. These Awards offer a unique opportunity to celebrate the successes of individuals, teams and businesses throughout the UK – people who really do make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Organised by Care Talk, the awards have already received support from across the sector and are supported by the Department of Health, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG). The media partner is Care Talk magazine, which has a readership of 24,000 plus and includes all registered care providers in England.

There are a total of 17 award categories available for nomination, which represent all areas of care for people with learning disabilities and autism within the care sector, whether it be young or older people, supporting people in their own homes, the residential care sector or the voluntary sectors. From frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation.