This award is presented to the member of staff responsible for the best example of creative and innovative thinking that has helped raise the profile of NEAS, led to improved services, or supported colleagues in some way.

Here are some examples of what they may have done: 

  • Used creative methods to support service users and colleagues during the coronavirus pandemic. For example, creating posters for families
  • An example of how the staff member developed an idea that had a positive impact on service users / colleagues 
  • Used innovative practices to nurture and develop service users skills 
  • Supported service users to take part in creative activities 
  • Embraced the Society’s Autism Acceptance campaign. For example display boards, created a poem 

For this we need to see: 

  • That evidence offered happened within the three year-period from August 2019 - August 2022
  • An example of positive feedback 
  • An example of how their actions have made a positive impact to their service
  • Any other comments / additional evidence

The winner of this award will receive a £500 gift voucher to purchase some artwork by NEAS Patron, Mackenzie Thorpe from his gallery in Richmond, North Yorkshire. 

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