A Bristol project manager has been recognised for her enthusiasm, leadership and compassion within her role supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.
Natasha Jones, 23, who works for not-for-profit specialist support provider Dimensions, has won the ‘Home Care Worker’ award in the South West region of the Great British Care Awards. She is the project manager for the organisation’s North Bristol Supported Living Service.
Natasha, who lives in Bristol, scooped the award at a ceremony at the Passenger Shed, Bristol. She will next year attend a national award ceremony in London – where she stands a chance of winning the national award in her category.
She began working for Dimensions, which supports 3,000 people with learning disabilities and autism nationally, at the age of 18 as a Support worker. Natasha, who became a project manager earlier this year, said: “I was so thrilled to be shortlisted and it’s amazing to have won – I just can’t believe it. I love everything about my job.”
“I love seeing people progress in life and building up working relationships with them to ensure they get the best support and a great quality of life.”
A spokesman for the Great British Care Awards said: “Natasha threw herself into a challenging project with enthusiasm, leadership and compassion which has been a great success not only for her company but also for the service users and their families.
“The panel were impressed with her ideas for the future and found her a very worthy winner.”
Dimensions Operations Director for the South West, Luke Joy-Smith, said: “I’d like to congratulate Natasha on her excellent achievement. I am so pleased that Natasha the team have been recognised for the hard work they put into giving people we support the choice and control over their lives.
“The people supported by Natasha have a brilliant quality of life because they know how to individually support each one of them.”