Autism Somerset founder and NAS member Campbell Main has been awarded the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Chairman’s Award for 2013.
Speaking at the presentation of the award, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Chairman, Stephen Ladyman said,
Autistic people and their carers struggle to identify and access resources and assistance. They often have to engage with numerous agencies and individuals and sometimes information and easy to understand ‘signposts’ seem to be in short supply. Autism Somerset provides through its website and its work an important resource that quickly and easily can point people in the right direction.
Without the leadership of Campbell that resource would not exist. Furthermore, Campbell is also a tireless campaigner for services for autistic people in the County and strives to ensure their needs are recognised not only by Somerset Partnership but by other local agencies and providers.
As a key provider of services for autistic people and their carers Somerset Partnership has worked with Campbell over many years and found him to be a great friend of the Trust. Whilst he always challenges us to do better and improve our standards and is ready with advice, or even criticism when he feels it necessary, he also understands the pressures we face and is supportive of our efforts.
Campbell has made a real difference to the lives of many people in our County and has helped make the Trust more effective in our provision of services. He is a worthy winner of the Chairman’s Award for 2013.