First Community wins Making a Difference Awards from Surrey Choices

Published on 22/01/2018

First Community is delighted to have been awarded a ‘Making a difference’ award by Surrey Choices within its EmployAbility service. Surrey Choices EmployAbility service helps to find work placements, training, and paid work for people who have autism or a learning, physical or sensory disability. First Community employees, Tracy and David, were also recognised receiving ‘Outstanding achievement’ awards.

Tracy works at First Community every Monday morning and David on Wednesday mornings. David was at work when First Community was inspected by CQC in 2017 . He made such a positive impact on the lead inspector that he was mentioned in First Community’s final CQC report.  

Sarah Billiald, First Community CEO who attended the awards said:

‘I was so proud to see David and Tracy win ‘Outstanding achievement’ awards at Surrey Choices Making a Difference awards. Both David and Tracy have worked at First Community since we were set up in 2011, and beforehand when our services were provided by the NHS. David and Tracy help with things like binding, laminating documents and stationery orders so they really do make a difference to our work in delivering high quality health and care services in and around east Surrey.’

First Community is a community interest company delivering front-line community healthcare NHS services in east Surrey and parts of West Sussex. It provides high-quality district and specialist nursing and therapy services, children and family services, as well as a rehabilitation ward, rapid assessment clinic and minor injury unit at Caterham Dene Hospital

First Community employs more than 450 nurses, clinicians and support colleagues.

In 2017 CQC rated First Community as outstanding following its inspection of its services.

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