27 November 2014

Prestigious award for Jackie

JackieEdwardsAwardJackie Edwards, dance movement psychotherapist at Callington Road Hospital, has won a prestigious award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Jackie was announced as Carer Contributor of the Year 2014 at the RCPsych Awards 2014 on 6 November. Dr Dheeraj Rai, Dr Alan Kellas and Dr Peter Carpenter nominated Jackie for the award.
The judges said, "Jackie Edwards was chosen, from a very strong field of entrants, because she is an exemplary champion for individuals with autism and learning disabilities and their family carers.  Always approachable and fair, she has provided endless support and information for other carers."

Columnist and presenter Libby Purves, who hosted the awards, said the event was "inspiring".

Massive congratulations to Jackie, who is pictured with Libby Purves.

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