Richard Smith Wins Outstanding Contribution to Care Award!!

13th November 2015

We are so proud to announce that our Managing Director has been awarded a care industry ‘Oscar’ for his work.

Richard Smith, who established Homes Caring for Autism in 2004, won the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ category of the 2015 LaingBuisson awards, which celebrate the achievements of individual healthcare providers.

He was presented with a trophy by Michael Portillo, the broadcaster and former Member of Parliament, at a gala dinner at the London Lancaster Hotel.

The judges said: “For over a decade Richard has shown a fierce dedication to the specialist care sector. His commitment to both service users and his staff are enviable as is the continued level of involvement he maintains in a wide variety of related associations and partnership.

“He is an inspirational figure working in a very complex care provider environment and more than deserves the recognition that comes with this LaingBuisson Award for Outstanding Contribution.’

Richard was put forward for the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award by his senior management team without his knowledge. Their nomination included the words: “Richard’s support is unconditional and selfless.

“He has a natural ability to think creatively to support the challenges faced by people, responding with interest to staff that have had ‘breakthroughs’ with individuals. Full of praise, his face visibly lights up when hearing of achievements, however big or small, encouraging people to celebrate successes; he can often be seen sharing good practice and new ideas when visiting services.”