We are delighted to present this years’ Achievements Book, showcasing just some of the fantastic successes and activities throughout Spectrum.
We are expanding and growing our services, despite the very difficult times inherent across the health and social care sector. At our school, Three Bridges, we have increased the number of student places and are adding a further two children’s residential homes to help meet local need and support parents who are seeking autism specific services.
We are updating and upgrading our properties throughout Cornwall to ensure we provide the very best, bespoke accommodation for all individuals we support.
We continue to strive for excellence by refining and improving our quality assurance and audit systems to ensure we are delivering consistently high levels of quality care, tailored to each individual. We have introduced the new Regional Manager role to oversee development and improvement across all our services.
Spectrum continues to roll out a cutting edge, on-line care planning system, which will provide us with up-to-date information. This will further drive the quality of all our day-to-day management functions and service user documentation.
Spectrum aims to ensure that all those supporting our service users are aware of their obligations under the Care Act and Autism Act. Spectrum is working at a national level to ensure that each individual has their autism appropriately assessed by someone with the skills, knowledge and experience of the condition.
We will shortly be announcing some very exciting news – the winner of the first national Spectrum Art Award, which has been generously promoted by prestigious names in the art world. We are very grateful for their guidance and expertise. I will be reporting on this fabulous award once the winner has been announced by the judges.
On a sad note, the passing of our former President, Lady Mary Holborow, has touched us all. All of us at Spectrum will miss her warmth, wit and strength of character. Lady Mary was an excellent advocate for individuals with autism, as well as the many other Charities she supported.
We hope you enjoy reading about our achievements and look forward to many more.