Compassion in Action Award - Non-clinical - finalists 2022
This award is for an individual who is recognised as going above and beyond the requirements of their ‘day jobs’, delivering an excellent level of support to their colleagues / teams.
These are the people known by their colleagues as committed and passionate, who go about their job in a professional manner, giving their support generously to those around them and who will often be the last people to broadcast their successes.
Mary Chapman House
CFYP Norfolk and Waveney
As the first person children, young people and families see when they attend the service, Linda always has a friendly, warm and welcoming manner. Linda takes time to get to know the young people and identifies any special needs they may have, ensuring everyone is comfortable and happy. Linda takes great pride in ensuring the waiting area is clean, tidy, fun and colourful.
Her simple acts make a massive difference for young people who can find it hard to engage with services. Linda helps them to feel safe and supported as they participate in their therapy sessions.
Linda is also mindful of the families and carers who attend and are often in the waiting room while their children attend appointments. She does her best to make sure they are comfortable, identifying if parents become distressed and seeking the support of the team to appropriately manage this.
Team Leader, Wellbeing Service
Norfolk and Waveney