Richard is an inspiration’

A CARING Comet country man has won an award for outstanding achievement in his work with people with learning disabilities. Richard Griffiths, 27, from Round Mead, Stevenage, was given a Mencap Staff Award at a ceremony in Birmingham. He is the acting dep

A CARING Comet country man has won an award for outstanding achievement in his work with people with learning disabilities.

Richard Griffiths, 27, from Round Mead, Stevenage, was given a Mencap Staff Award at a ceremony in Birmingham.

He is the acting deputy support worker at Mellor House, a Mencap residential care home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.

His job - which starts each day with a 63-mile commute - includes supporting people with learning disabilities, and helping them to develop life skills and take part in activities such as swimming or going to the gym.


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He has worked for Mencap for five years.

Jo Williams, Mencap chief executive, said: "Richard has achieved a great deal of success in his work over the last five years.

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"The passion he has for making a difference to the lives of people who have a learning disability is an inspiration to us all."

Richard said: "I feel very excited and proud of my achievement in winning this award.

"There is great job satisfaction in my role at Mencap in supporting people with a learning disability to aim high.

"I hope to continue to improve the services people with a learning disability receive.

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