• Autism at Kingwood welcomes some new recruits

    Kate Allen Chief Executive



    Unfortunately Covid prevented Autism at Kingwood from running our internal Career Development Programme last year, but that hasn’t hindered Bayomi Abebiosu who was promoted to become the new Abingdon Support Manager this week. Bayomi is a long standing employee who knows the people he supports in Abingdon well – congratulations.

    We also welcome Eloise Thorne who will be joining us on a 4 week Internship programme with Reading University next week. Eloise will be focusing on the #BetterPay4SocialCare campaign and assisting us to maintain momentum and boost the profile higher still.

    There have been no new Covid cases this week amongst people we support or our employees. Encouragingly 73% of frontline staff have also followed Government guidance and had their first vaccination.

    Although the Everest Base Camp Trek runs until the end of the month, impressively Philippa Stannard has already completed the 100km challenge and raised £295 doing so! Well done and a big congratulations to Philippa. We had a late entry with the people supported at the Reading Transition Service joining the walk (click to support) and combined donations for everyone taking part total an impressive £1,358 – so far.  Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the ‘trekkers’. All of the funds raised will go towards assisting people to undertake outdoor activities and I’ve heard plans of purchasing all sorts of items from metal detectors to cameras; wildlife park entry fees and giant snakes & ladders! We will keep you updated on progress.


    Abi Cowley

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