The Together Trust is delighted to have been shortlisted for Outstanding Health Service and Most Inspirational Social Care Professional for the National Autistic Society’s autism professional’s awards.
The National Autistic Society awards are a significant acknowledgement of outstanding autism practice. The Trust’s Sleep Tight Trafford team have been shortlisted for the Outstanding Health Services award and residential home manager, Carmel Perry, has been shortlisted for the Most Inspirational Social Care Professional award. To get through to the final for two awards is an incredible achievement for the Sleep Tight team and Carmel, but also for the Trust as a whole.
Carmel Perry is the registered manager of Pocket Nook, a specialist residential home in Bolton catering for five children and young people all of whom have autism and severe learning disabilities. Pocket Nook has been graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for seven out of the last nine inspections.
Carmel said: “I am thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award, it’s a great achievement for myself, but also for my whole team at Pocket Nook.”
Sleep Tight Trafford is a service developed by the Together Trust in partnership with Trafford Council and NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Sleep Tight Trafford helps families of children who have sleep difficulties and offers a specialist service for families of children with autism who have significant sleep problems and have previously been prescribed Melatonin.
Chris Hoyle, Sleep Tight Trafford co-ordinator, said: “I am delighted that Sleep Tight Trafford has been shortlisted for this award. The Sleep Tight service is very successful and in high demand, and to have it recognised by the National Autistic Society is fantastic. We hope this will raise awareness of the issues relating to sleep for young people with autism.”
Together Trust Chief Executive, Mark Lee, said: “I am absolutely delighted that two of the Together Trust services have been shortlisted for a National Autistic Society award. The work everyone at the Together Trust does is truly fantastic and I am extremely proud to see that recognised.”
Award winners will be announced at the prestigious award ceremony taking place during the annual NAS conference in Harrogate on 7 March 2018.