Echoes of Excellence: Celebrating Progress’ Exceptionalism

Echoes of Excellence: Celebrating Progress’ Exceptionalism

Echoes of Excellence: Celebrating Progress’ Exceptionalism

1st May 2024

A heartfelt shoutout to the incredible team at Wellcroft House. During my recent visit, the warmth of the house matched the beautiful sunny weather outside. Despite the distractingly delicious aromas wafting from the kitchen, I was delighted to hear that the team members read my emails.

Beyond the culinary delights, I witnessed a team committed to excellence, with a passion for quality, an eye for detail, and a clear vision. Their genuine joy in their work and embodiment of Progress values were evident.

Wellcroft House is not alone in their dedication.

Recently, I had the privilege of attending a team meeting at Portland House, led by Dani and Cosmos. Despite acknowledging the unique challenges they face, Dani spoke passionately about their ethos. “We don’t shy away from difficult cases,” she explained. “We embrace the challenges and remain dedicated to each child’s journey.”

A similar sentiment echoed during my visit to Stourbridge House, where Amanda and her team go above and beyond to support the young people. Their focus goes beyond ticking boxes; they creatively tailor their approach to each individual’s interests, fostering progress and growth.

And when I shared the recent visit of Animal Encounters, Derbyshire to Nightingale House on social media, the pet zoo’s publicly shared feedback was resoundingly positive, further affirming the wonderful work being done by Jacqueline and her team.

As we commemorate International Workers’ Day today, it is obvious that your dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment to our shared values are the driving force behind our success.

Together, you and your team members have faced challenges head-on, embraced change, and continue to strive for excellence. Your contributions, big and small, make a difference every single day.

Your dedication truly inspires us all. Bal and Claire regularly say that they are honoured to have you as part of the Progress family.

Today, let’s celebrate our achievements, honour our contributions, and look ahead to a future filled with endless possibilities.

Happy International Workers’ Day!

Warm regards,


Content and Communications Executive, Progress