Two members of staff from Kent House, our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) service in Aylsebury, were recently nominated for The Buckinghamshire County Council Care in Dignity Awards and have been shortlisted accordingly for the fantastic work that they have done particularly with two of the people supported at the service, Sandra and Stephen.

John was nominated by his manager Jo for his relentless support to many service users.

John’s impact was particularly recognised for his commitment and dedication with one service user where he help transform him from someone who had eight failed placements, who failed to engage with staff and other service users to someone who became a pleasant and happy individual.

This has led to the service user engaging with staff and most importantly his family.

Kelly was nominated as someone who, despite having dyslexia and lacking direction in her life, overcame this by embracing the opportunity to work at Kent House with people living with a brain injury.

Kelly used this experience to take on the care certificate which increased her confidence and led to her accepting the responsibility of being a key worker to one of the residents.

This has led to both the resident and Kelly becoming confident and improving their quality of life through learning and engagement.

Jo Smith, Service Manager, is delighted with her staff: “I am so proud of Kelly and John. The fact that they have been shortlisted speaks volumes about their achievements. I’d like to encourage everybody to vote for them.”

Please vote for Kelly and John at the Buckingham City Council page.

Kent House is a specialist residential centre providing continuing rehabilitation and specialist care and support for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). We work with people from all walks of life who are coping with a range of cognitive, physical and / or emotional symptoms following a severe brain injury. Service users at Kent House will normally have already experienced a period of intensive rehabilitation before coming to us.

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