Huge congratulations to our own Emma Riley who has won a prestigious Dignity in Care Award from Health Watch Oxfordshire and Age UK Oxfordshire.

Emma won her award in the Care or Support Staff  category.

Emma is a family carer as well as a qualified Social worker She has worked with us as a Community Support Worker for for 3 years, supporting people affected by acquired brain injury. Emma was nominated for this award by a number of people, including service users, their family members, and by us at Headway Oxfordshire

“I always know that I can contact Emma if I need advice or reassurance… Without her reliable, friendly support and yet also real professionalism, I am not sure I could have made it through the year.  In a world which, for me as a brain injured person, often feels frantic, confusing and overwhelming, knowing someone who genuinely cares and tries not to judge is a lifeline back to society.” Ms B

“Emma has shown us unfailing courtesy throughout. She is never condescending and treats us both with the utmost respect, but she is also fun and brings much needed laughter into our lives.” Mrs L

Well done to Emma from all of us at Headway Oxfordshire, we are very proud off you.