A SUPPORT worker has received national recognition with a nomination at the prestigious Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2019.

John Land of Eden Futures, who works in Newtown, ran against other shortlisted support workers for the 'Support Worker of the Year Award'.

With more than 40 years of experience in the care industry, John has previously worked as a mental health nurse and is highly esteemed amongst colleagues and service users.

Dawn Berry, Eden Futures’ CEO, said: “As a supported living provider, Eden Futures is continually striving to provide the best possible care and our finalist’s nomination is recognition of the commitment to ensuring they make a real difference to individuals’ lives every day.

“We are honoured to have such dedicated professionals like John working with us, who is committed to helping individuals lead independent, fulfilling lives.”

The Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards took place in Birmingham, at the International Convention Centre. Eden Futures were also shortlisted for 'The Great Autism Practice Award' and 'Supported Housing Award'.

John was also an award winner at Eden Futures’ internal awards, the Excellence Awards. The event took place earlier in the year and awards included 'Making a Difference', 'Going the Extra Mile', 'Ambassador Award', and 'Inspiring Leader'.

Winner of 'Support Worker of the Year', John Land’s commitment and calming nature were key factors for his nomination.

Eden Futures provides person-centred care, support and enablement for people with learning disabilities and support needs to live independent, fulfilling lives within the community.