How a former doorman won a social care award

Brendan used to work as a doorman in Cambridge before changing his career for something more rewarding. After going the extra mile, he found himself winning an award and proving that anyone with the right values can be an excellent Support Worker.

Every day, our Support Workers do amazing things, and these efforts don’t go unrewarded. Throughout the year, staff nominate their colleagues for our Inspiring People staff recognition scheme.

Brendan received his award for the East region after supporting one lady to overcome her fear of water. Understanding that time in the swimming pool would give her greater mobility and freedom, Brendan worked hard to help her. With perseverance and courage, she started to get used to the water and enjoy the benefits and now she has even started to walk independently.

A tall and well-built man, Brendan may not be considered the usual choice for a Support Worker role. But it didn’t take long for him to prove he’s the perfect man for the job.

What stands out is Brendan’s commitment to achieving positive outcomes for the people he supports. Lynda Harding, his manager, praised his dedication and responsibility, thanking him for his infectious enthusiasm.

Support Worker, Brendan, won an award for his work