17th March 2017
Autism Hampshire nominated by Platinum Care Solutions as their 2017 charity
Each year Platinum Care Solutions nominates a charity for whom they undertake a range of fundraising activities and this year they have selected Autism Hampshire.
Jo Barry, Director and Founder of Platinum Care Solutions explained why they had chosen Autism Hampshire:
“Some of the people we care for are living with autism. The condition affects people differently and has an impact on a person’s quality of life, how they relate to others and how they perceive and experience the world around them. We wanted to support Autism Hampshire in their important work of raising awareness, as well as with the range of services they provide which include information and advice, training and residential living.”
Autism Hampshire was founded by the late Mr and Mrs Philip White MBE and a group of local parents of children with autism in Southampton in the mid-1960’s. Over the years the charity has worked hard to provide high quality services that meet the diverse needs of people living with autism in Hampshire and the surrounding area. They provide autism focused training, mentoring, domiciliary care, supported living services and a community access team that responds to an average of 12,000 requests for help each year.
Sam Perry, Fundraising Manager said of the nomination: “Autism can have an impact on both the individual as well as their family, dramatically changing everyone’s lives. Autism Hampshire needs to reach and help more families but to do so this requires funds. We are delighted that Platinum Care Solutions have chosen to support and fundraise on our behalf and are looking forward to building upon the existing excellent relationship that we already have with them.”
To mark the nomination, both Sam Perry and Natalie Dobson, the Business Operations Manager at Platinum Care Solutions, visited one of Autism Hampshire’s residential centres in Gosport where they were able to meet both residents and staff and find out more about the difference residential care makes.
Notes to Editors
About Platinum Care Solutions:
Platinum Care Solutions supports people to live independently either in their own home or in a residential setting.
With over 10 years’ experience across Hampshire, Surrey and west Sussex, we take pride in providing a high quality service that brings joy and comfort to the people we care for and peace of mind to their relatives.
About Autism Hampshire:
Through our understanding of autism and the impact it has on the individual, we work with people to help them develop skills and strategies to gain greater control over their lives.
It is our VISION to empower individuals with autism to make informed choices and gain greater control over their own lives.
It is our MISSION to support people with autism to have fulfilling and rewarding lives whilst respecting each person we support.
Picture featuring Natalie Dobson, Business Operations Manager, Platinum Care Solutions and Sam Perry, Fundraising Manager, Autism Hampshire.
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7th March 2017
Great British Care Award Nationals
Wow!!! Are we really in March already? Platinum care solutions are pleased to announce that two members of our domiciliary team have recently been up to Birmingham for their interview for the great British care awards.
Back in November Kelly won Home Coordinator of the year in our region and Is now up for the national award. Our senior care worker Brandi came runner up for homecare newcomer and due to the high standards in the category the Great British Care Awards decided to separate the category into home care newcomer and care home newcomer, So Brandi was invited along to go up against some of the best in the country.
They both have done so well through the interview process and are always amazing with their clients and team mates.
Im sure you will join us in wishing them both the best of luck at the nationals, and what’s an amazing personal achievement to have even made it this far. Well done girls were all behind you.
Here is what Brandi and Kelly had to say on the day’s events for the national interviews in Birmingham-
Brandi said “It was a long day. we got lost, we got wet, we done our hair in the car after getting wet, but we made it and we done the best we could do.”
Kelly said “We left at 7.45am and arrived around 11.40. We sat unknowingly with one of the judges and had a good laugh with the photographer finally traveling back home through storm Doris who made our tiny little platmobile shake in her strong winds, it was scary at times with the wipers barely keeping up with the rain but we safely made it home around 20.45pm” “I wouldn’t have made it this far without the fantastic team at Platinum care solutions that have been behind me. Every single one has played a big part in this achievement and without their support I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Platinum care solutions are my second family and I am honoured to have you all play a part in my journey. I didn’t win an award we won an award and I collected the award on behalf of the whole team”.
The awards night will be held in Birmingham on the 31st of March so keep an eye on our social media pages for updates.