At the annual Skills for Care Accolades in November 2010, MacIntyre was awarded the accolade for Innovation in Training, as well as the prestigious “Winner of Winners”. The judging panel, composed of senior members of the Department of Health, Social Services and other sector bodies, rated Maclntyre’s training of the core facilitation skills underpinning Great Interactions as outstanding, and the most significant workforce development of the year.
‘Particular mention was given to the effectiveness of Great Interactions in the way MacIntyre had developed the role of senior practitioners who in turn have championed the work across all our services. The award was received by Maclntyre’s Facilitation Advisor Gwenne McFadzean and Mark Eastburn, who has been supported by Maclntyre for over 25 years starting originally at Maclntyre School Wingrave and who is now living in his own flat in Milton Keynes.’
The Ring – Spring 2011
Maclntyre’s Great Interactions work continued to develop, making a significant difference in people’s lives, with all new MacIntyre staff being recruited to the MacIntyre Profile, followed by training in Great Interactions, while existing staff take part in continuous advanced training programmes. The story of Great Interactions and its development and practice have been shared in book form.