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Deaf Academy staff member wins regional care award

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See below a press release from the Deaf Academy

“Alex heads to national awards final

She’s a winner! Alex, who joined the Deaf Academy’s residential care team last November, has won the regional final for care newcomer of the year at the British Care Awards.

Alex, who is profoundly deaf, now goes forward to the national final of the awards, which take place in March 2024.

The award is designed to acknowledge and celebrate a new member of staff who commenced and remained in employment in the care sector within the previous 12 months.

Alex joined the Exmouth-based Deaf Academy’s residential care provision in November 2022 alongside Otto, her Hearing Dog for the Deaf.

Images: Alex and her team  – and her hearing dog Otto! Credit – Deaf Academy.

James Heaver, assistant principal for care at the Deaf Academy, said: “This is a very well-deserved win for Alex. She works so hard to provide great care for our students, drawing on her own life experiences to support our young people.

“We’re very proud of what she has achieved and that it has been recognised in this way.”