Regional Trainer Wins Four Awards at the LeicestershireLive Care Awards

A Regional Trainer at Accomplish Group took home an astonishing four awards recognising his positive impact in the care sector at a recent prestigious ceremony.

James Punch was named as the winner in four categories at the LeicestershireLive Care Awards including Auxiliary Professional in Adult Social Care Award, Supporting Independence Award and the Special Recognition Award as well as the Overall Care Professional of the Year 2022.

James is a Regional Trainer at Accomplish and in his role he works to enhance the skills of colleagues who support the people who use our services. He is already a multi-award winner having won the Trainer of the Year category at the recent National Learning Disability and Autism Awards and is a previous winner in the LeicestershireLive Care Awards where he was named Autism Support Professional of the Year in 2020.

James has been working to support people with additional needs since he was 16 and joined Accomplish Group in 2017. Having previously worked as a Support Worker, James brings his practical and real-life skills and experience into his work training colleagues in his role as a Regional Trainer.

Judges considering the awards said: “James Punch is a role model for many. He is dedicated to helping others, going above and beyond to provide support and care for all around him. Not only helping those he works with his remarkable knowledge and skills, James takes any spare moment he has to ensure service users have the best quality of life.

“Not only does he help staff with vital training, but James makes dreams come true. Passionate about creating a high quality of life for service users, he goes out of his way to find experiences which transform and enrich their lives.

“James constantly makes sure that everyone gets the highest standard of care possible, putting in hard work any spare moment he has to find ways to improve their quality of life. James is devoted to making his service users’ dreams come true, and he is truly making a difference.”

James said: “It was such an honour to have been simply nominated and shortlisted for these awards, but to have won in these categories is just amazing. I’m incredibly proud to have been recognised in this way.”

Jude Collins, HR Director at Accomplish Group, said: “This is a phenomenal achievement and we’re thrilled that James’ hard work, dedication and commitment to the people we support has been recognised in this wonderful way. Each and every one of the four awards is richly deserved.”

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