In 2015, Wendy was nominated for the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards because of the stability, focus and commitment that she brought to the home that accommodates 10 adults. Many of them have complex needs and present with behaviour that challenges, and Wendy still manages to ensure a happy, homely atmosphere whilst providing an excellent clinical care package. Wendy works with the multi-disciplinary team of therapists including Clinical Psychologists, OT, SaLT, Physiotherapists and Consultant Neuropsychiatrist to ensure service users receive the right care plans and interventions.
When nominating Wendy for the award, Laura Richardson-Cheater said: “Wendy has taken our home and really made it her passion. She has devised new learning and activity programmes, including daily living skills, ASDAN, swimming, trampolining and basketball. The home consistently meets all CQC care standards and enhances the lives of its service users. For example, one young man who had not spoken for six months before moving in, now chats happily.”