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Vibrance Celebrates Trustee Award

Michael Atkins (front row third from the left) at the 3rd Sector Care Awards.

A leading Essex-based social care charity is celebrating after one of its Trustees received a national care-sector award.

Vibrance Trustee, Michael Atkins, has received an award at the 3rd Sector Care Awards.

Michael, of Chadwell Heath, uses Vibrance’s Link service and has been a Vibrance Trustee for 4 years.

Ilford based charity, Vibrance, supports 400 people in services throughout London and the South East with learning disabilities and mental health issues, offering a range of community day services, low-support housing, nursing and care homes, short breaks, supported employment, as well as supporting 1,500 people in self-directed services.

Michael received the award in the Beyond Governance category, at the ceremony on Wednesday 7th December at the London Marriott Hotel, in Grosvenor Square.

Vibrance CEO Paul Allen SU Advocate Jo Merry and Vibrance Trustee Michael Atkins at the awards ceremony.

The 3rd Sector Care Awards, which were hosted by Dame Esther Rantzen, recognise the innovation and excellence in the not-for-profit care and support sector.

Speaking of the award, Michael said: “It was a real honour to receive the award. Being a Vibrance Trustee has help build up my personal confidence and I will continue to be a strong service user voice on the Vibrance Board”

Vibrance Chief Executive, Paul Allen, said: “We’re all absolutely delighted that Michael has won this award, and are very proud of him. This is fantastic recognition for Michael’s hard work and dedication as a Vibrance Trustee.

“Our Trustees bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the organisation, to ensure that our services are the best that they can be for our service users, and that our staff have all they need to deliver them.”

Vibrance employs around 400 people and was named in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For in 2010 and 2012.

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