We’re delighted to announce that one of Support for Ordinary Living’s Support Workers, Tommy Murphy, has won ‘The Untold Story’ award at the recent Scottish Social Services Awards held on the 6th June at Mansfield Traquair in Edinburgh.
The Scottish Social Services Awards are run by the Social Services Strategic Forum, which is a partnership of stakeholders across the social services sector.
Tommy was entered into the category ‘The Untold Story’ which celebrates people who go the extra mile to make a positive difference for others in their day-to-day job or champion social services more widely. This category really focused on the positive impact an individual can make on another person’s life and how social care can be about empowering people to believe in themselves to achieve things they never thought possible.
Tommy is a Support Worker who has a unique ability to bring out the best in young people and encourages them to reach their full potential. He has a natural gift of building up trust and developing positive relationships. His impact on individuals has been strongly praised particularly by the families of the people he supports.
Tommy commented “It’s amazing to be recognised in such a way for the work that I do. For me it’s always all about the people I work for. If I can help a person try new things and it makes a difference to their life then I know I’ve achieved something.”
As highlighted by the SSSA Tommy’s nomination was “A heart-warming and powerful story, showing the impact one worker can have on someone – sums up what this award is about.”