A SUCCESSFUL social care employee has been chosen to take part in a prestigious programme after showing sheer determination and motivation in "making a change".

Charlotte Sehmi who is a manager at Optalis in Wokingham was recently nominated by members of staff to enter the Rising Stars programme, which looks at developing the leadership skills of those who are new to management.

As well as this, she got to meet the State at the Department of Health and Social Care, Caroline Dinenage MP to talk about her success in the social care industry and how she looks after others.

Optalis in Wokingham provides care and support services to the elderly, people with dementia, learning disabilities and physical disabilities across East Berkshire.

Helen Woodland, assistant director at Optalis said: "Charlotte has shown a great determination and enthusiasm to personally develop herself which has resulted in her reaching her current position as Registered Manger, one of our true rising stars within Optalis."

The determined woman was chosen for the programme for her commitment to providing customers with the best support and inspiring her team to deliver great quality care.

Upon meeting the care minister, Charlotte got the opportunity to discuss and share stories and daily routines about providing the best quality care.

Helen added: "Charlotte always applies a 'can do' attitude to everything, nothing ever seems like it is insurmountable.

"This is refreshing and an infectious characteristic to her personality. We are proud to have and develop her as a manager."