Following our 6 monthly audit from our National office team, Karen our auditor singled out the work that Mark Nangendo has been involved with for the last few months. She described his contribution as being of 'huge benefit' to the business.
Mark joined us in May after an opportunity arose for Home Instead to get involved in a project within Merton called The Youth Offer. A chance to provide employment to a young person within the borough, struggling to find work, seemed an interesting offer to Clare Jefferies, business owner.
" I know how difficult it is to obtain employment and even more so for someone with a disability or condition that adds to the dilemma and stress, so I was keen to explore how I might help give someone a job.
After a couple of meetings with Grenfell Housing & Training to develop an understand from both sides what was required, we were introduced to someone who Grenfell felt might fit the brief.
Along came Mark, excited and enthusiastic about getting into work. We had been informed that Mark has Asperger’s Syndrome which may or may not make it difficult for him in the work place. After meeting him, all I saw was a smart dressed young man with a big smile who came prepared for his meeting, had a big smile and was keen and eager to work.
I couldn't resist. Mark was brilliant and perfect for us. So we created a role for him, working with his Aspergers to mould the right job to him. Mark took on the auditing of our client activity logs - scrutinising and reporting on what is written at each client visit, by our CAREGivers.
Mark's fastidious attention to detail and focus has proved to be a great success. Well done Mark! Keep up the good work!