Learning Disability Co-Ordinator, Jane Wooldridge was surprised and delighted to receive an ‘Oscar’ at the Wokingham Learning Disability Partnership Board Annual General Meeting.
The awards celebrate the work of the learning disability community in the Wokingham borough and fall under three categories:
Personal Achievement: This is for a person with a learning disability who has achieved a goal or done something they have not done before.
Supporter Achievement: This is for a person who has supported an individual with a learning disability or a group of people with learning disabilities to achieve something.
Community Achievement: This is for a person, group of people, an organisation or business who have done something that's helped the learning disability community.
The ‘Oscars’ are a way for the Partnership Board to say thank you to some of the people who get involved in the Board and make it so special.
Jane, who accepted the Community Achievement award on behalf of staff at the Trust said: “We were very pleased to hear we had been nominated, so to win the top award is fantastic and a real endorsement for the service and care we provide.”
Sarah Griffiths for Wokingham Learning Disability Partnership Board commented: “This year, we asked the learning disability community to make the nominations and were thrilled to receive over 40 entries.
“We were particularly impressed with the nomination for the Royal Berkshire which came from a person with a learning disability who felt he had received really good support from the hospital staff when his parents passed away and when he visited for a medical appointment.
“Jane is an active member of our Partnership Board and we were really pleased she could attend our AGM to accept the award on behalf of the Trust.”