Social Care Awards 2017

16 | ghp Social Care Awards 2017 Best Local Care Service Development Initiative - Channel Islands SO170017 New Horizons also provide supported holidays, both to and from the Island. Anthony notes that the staff team have extensive experience working with both adults and children with complex needs, including communication difficulties, physical disabilities and Autistic spectrum conditions. “We provide life skills development support and offer people the opportunity to engage with their community, and live the life they choose. Our mission is to provide individualised support services for people with physical, developmental or social impairments, as well as individuals suffering from various health issues, thus enabling them to live independent and productive lives. “Our key aim is to ensure that people have a real choice of services, which offer unique solutions to each individual’s requirements. We want to enable people to participate in their communities, and provide each individual accessing our services the opportunity to have their own unique experience in life and to provide tailor-made services that people can buy into to improve their quality of life. “We have great relationships with the people we engage with and provide services built around each person’s own needs and circumstances. We hold regular reviews with our Service Users in order to ensure we are providing the right support and services to them and that they are happy, as well as making sure we support our staff through extensive training. We are currently deploying a care monitoring system that automates much of our reconciliation process, meaning that staff working in the community can access the information they need instantaneously. “Looking to the future, we aim to become an established local provider of social care services and to promote the Island of Jersey as a unique tourist destination through our supported holiday service, and we are looking to work in partnership with other service providers to help make the personalisation of service a practical local reality. The culture at New Horizons is very positive and very much about development; in 2017, we are planning to introduce a performance based incentive where staff will be offered either a cash bonus or shares within the company.” New Horizons is a Social Enterprise established in 2013, and which is based on the Island of Jersey, part of the Channel Islands. The organisation works with a wide range of people with a varying needs and disabilities, and are Approved providers of Children’s and Adult’s Respite and Homecare Services on the Island. Anthony Evans told us more about the vital work of this organisation. Company: New Horizons Support Services Name: Anthony Evans Email: [email protected] Web Address: www. Address: Suite 13 Bourne House, Francis Street, St. Helier, JE2 4QE Telephone: 01534 888826 or 07797922235