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Be the change

Finding ways to effect change in any well-established organisation can be a challenge. Embracing change every day generates tremendous energy. The way colleagues respond to the needs of the people who rely on us to give them enabling support transforms and changes to meet their needs constantly. So each person can live the life they want to, our responsibility as health and social care and enabling providers, is to assist them responsibly, while respecting and celebrating their uniqueness. This truly is a transformational journey, led by the people we serve and facilitated by our excellent enabling teams.

Reaching the goal of more independence and the activity to become who you could be is no mean feat to achieve for any of us. As you know it doesn’t happen overnight. Moving forward and changing the way we live, the way we work and the way we manage our relationships can sometimes be a bit of a bumpy ride. But, as with any challenge worth undertaking, what seems difficult today, once overcome, will certainly make us remember it with fondness and gratitude for having tried and succeeded.

We have always believed it is essential to be one of many leaders in understanding the need to respond to change. Our challenge has always been to be at the forefront of finding ways to adapt to new possibilities and ways of working.

Our role is to enable vulnerable people, who have often been excluded and even ‘incarcerated’ by institutions and the perceptions of much of society, to reach their dreams. In the past they have found themselves regularly consigned to lives without obvious purpose or the opportunities to make meaningful contributions within their local communities.

By standing up with the people we serve, we all reject this lack of respect and clarity, understanding that we all have a right to be treated equally as citizens. The failure to show kindness, compassion and an inability to show openness in seeing what makes us unique individuals is not being human.