A prize winner in the hood!

LBH wins award for Adult Social Care.

Published: Tuesday, 25th June 2024

ASC award

Jennifer Hood, from the Council’s Travel Training Team, has won ‘Best Newcomer’ at last Friday’s National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards at the ICC in Birmingham – an event that covers entries from England, Scotland, and Wales.  Travel Training is part of the Local Offer for people with Learning Disabilities that also includes ‘drop ins’ for families around the borough.

Jennifer, who has a learning disability, expressed an interest in travelling independently to school at a young age, and enjoys passing on what she learned:  “I didn’t like getting the Community Support Transport because it got me to school too early, so I told my family I wanted to go on public transport.  Luckily, I have four brothers and one of them who went to school near me helped me get used to it.  Now I can do the same for other people who may find it daunting.”

Community Provisions Manager, Maura Ireland, commented:  “This is a well-deserved prize for a popular member of a brilliant team that do an incredibly important job.  The ability to simply leave your home and travel to work, meet friends or study is a key part of living independently.”

More on our Local Offer:

The next SEND Drop-in is at Redlees Park Play Centre in Isleworth on Wednesday, 10 July (10am to 12.15pm).

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