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WIZO winners

12 July 2018

Kisharon won the Commitment to Vocational Training prize at WIZO’s 2018 Commitment Awards. Dr Jo Garland of Infinity, won the Commitment to Sharing Expertise Award for her work with Kisharon to develop the Infinity app, engage staff and for rolling out the training programme.

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Aviva Braunold, Shlomo Weltman and Hadassa Kessler were honoured for their outstanding commitment to individuals with learning disabilities, with each working for Kisharon for more than 10 years. In this time, they have been instrumental in changing individual, organisational and communal perceptions of what adults with learning disabilities can achieve. Judges heard that Kisharon’s employment programme had transformed the lives of over sixty people who, following access to training, have been supported into employment.

Dr Jo Garland won her award for her work with Kisharon on the Infinity app which supports personalised goals to be shared between individuals with learning disabilities, their families and the staff supporting them, enabling collaborative care in real time.

Jo has been instrumental in helping Kisharon to develop, engage staff and roll-out the training across the organisation.

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