The Care Employer Award
With an importance of being valued and supported by the organisation, Making Space are leading the way to really understand what keeps their staff getting up in the morning and ensuring they can make decisions, feel valued and trusted within the team.
With a fantastic handling on the pandemic and strong values at the core of their organisation, Birtenshaw are worthy candidates of this year’s Employer award and really are championing their mission statement for becoming outstanding.
The Care Home Worker Award
Zofia Goddard – Millennium Care
Zofia shows so much passion in her role, Zofia understands the true meaning of caring and how supporting colleagues can really make a difference.
Sarah Walters – Abbeycliffe
Sarah has been at Abbeycliffe for over 8 years and is an extremely valued member of the team. With a passion for making sure the residents are happy, Sarah understands the importance of communication, hygiene and understanding when giving care to ensure her service is always of a high level to the client.
The Home Care Worker Award
Azra Bhatti – ZENO Ltd
Azra is very passionate and dedicated care worker. Azra works hard and always puts her clients first. I especially love her drive and how she fights to provide exactly what the clients need.
John Fitzpatrick – ZENO Ltd
John could light up a room with his wonderful personality. He’s a great guy who has care at his core and it shines through when you get to know him.
The Care Home Newcomer Award
Panos Stavropolous – The Knoll Care Partnership
Panos’ passion and love for the job could not go unnoticed. He seems to have stumbled upon the care sector, but I believe the care sector is now a better place with him working in it.
Julie Birkett – Making Space
Julie’s passion for her job comes across with everything she says. Her warm and empathetic nature fed through constantly with her expectations. Her employer is lucky to have her.
The Home Care Newcomer Award
Ellie Tew – Astar Homecare Services
Ellie not only personifies the very best of a newcomer into social care but is worthy of being cloned for every provider. Congratulations Ellie, I am sure that we will be seeing and hearing more about you in the future!
The Care Home Registered Manager Award
Gulzar Nazir – Abbey Healthcare
Gulzar balances the needs of all the stakeholders with individual residents at the centre.
Claire Callaghan – The Knoll Care Partnership
Claire’s aim is to make sure that the service delivers outstanding care without her.
The Home Care Registered Manager Award
Claire Coke – Right at Home North Cheshire and Leigh
Claire started in care 5 years ago and built herself up to her current managerial position. She demonstrates good knowledge and works closely with clients and the staff, a very warm and approachable manager.
Rachel Taylor – Birtenshaw
Rachel works as an example to all and not just for her managerial duties, Rachel is willing to do whatever needs to be done no matter the task at hand.
The Care Home Cook/Chef Award
Lee Sands and Taylor McCosh – Anchor Hanover
It is very clear from speaking to Lee and Taylor why they work so exceptionally as a team. They are so in touch with both the needs and wants of their residents and pay brilliant attention to detail. They are, indeed, a dream team.
Cath Clarke – Millennium Care
Cath shows such passion for what she does. She is so creative in her ideas and is determined to bring innovation to her setting. Her cookbook and allotment project are inspirational, and I wish her the best of luck for the future.
The Dignity in Care Award
Stephen Higgins – Anchor Hanover
Stephen uses his life experience to provide his customers with choices, advocating for individuals to maintain their independence and arranging the first holiday planned by the Anchor group. Stephen puts dignity at the heart of his work and promotes providing everyone with a meaningful choice to get the best out of life.
Joanne O’Connor – Anchor Hanover
Joanne truly believes that everyone has a choice and that the most dignified experiences come from building trust with the people she supports. Joanne identified the importance of always understanding a customer’s personal beliefs while supporting her team to provide the best care possible. It is clear her residents trust her and thrive with her support.
The Dementia Carer Award
Jodie Waine – Senior Moments Care
Jodie shows a commitment and understanding that is naturally empathetic meeting the needs of her clients and enables her to provide a very high quality service.
Amanda Burke – Carefound
Amanda has demonstrated invention and innovation that enables her to give compassionate quality care and meets the diverse needs of her residents.
The Care Home Team Award
Barley Brook Meadow – Birtenshaw
Caring and compassionate, clearly play to staff members strengths to ensure the young peoples’ journey is the best it can be. They were very creative and proactive with their approach; it would be a credit to work with them.
What a team, a real togetherness and pride in the service they deliver – even the managing director of Primecare joined. You’ve taken this award very seriously and you’re a very proud passionate service and it really showed.
The Home Care Team Award
Alternative Futures St Catherines
Proactive and passionate in their approach to care, strong leadership vibe. Strong emphasis on trust and respect, well done team.
Very passionate and caring. Genuine passion to provide the very best care for both service users and her staff members alike. Very strong community, I feel they go above and beyond all day every day.
The Care Home Activities Organiser Award
Claire Rothwell – Rochcare
Claire’s focus is outstanding. Her energy and drive to continually find new activities and projects for her service users to get stuck into is a joy to learn about. Well done Claire
Gary and Ryan – Abbey Healthcare
It can be hard to be in a team of two as one often outshines the other – these two are different, they literally ooze fun with professionalism, and are the absolute definition of person centred.
The Ancillary Worker Award
Violet Hicks, Ribble View Care Home – Exemplar Healthcare
Violet goes the extra mile for the residents needs she highlights the importance of inclusion and decision making she provides choice and has the ability to make resident feel like an individual providing a positive impact in people’s lives.
Jake Lloyd – Anchor Hanover
Jake shows incredible compassion and knowledge, he has the ability to adapt to the roles necessary to achieve the desired outcome. his meticulous structure allows him to currently participate in assisting the healthcare groups other two homes.
The Workforce Development Award
The Practice Development Team, c/o Julie Burton – Belong
Julie’s empathy, compassion and professionalism shone through, it is obvious she has impeccable standards and leads by example, her vision is shared by those she leads for whom she creates a can do culture. Those in her care are absolutely the forefront of everything she does
Tom Pridding – ZENO Limited
Toms “everyone outdoor” ethos is refreshing and brings a completely different aspect to the care industry, he is the very definition of a leader, he tackles challenges and finds solutions, and is an absolute credit to his company
The Care Innovator Award
Norman Niven – Medication Support Company
Norman Niven and his team at the Medication Support Company have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills in identifying and developing the first remote medication administration monitoring system. This revolutionary, pioneering approach to medication administration has had a fundamental impact in transforming patient care within the community.
Pamela Hicken – Ribble View, Exemplar Health Care
Pamela has revolutionised patient care within her service, with the successful introduction of virtual reality therapies. This innovative approach to the use of digital technology has played a fundamental role in reducing pain and anxiety and producing exceptional positive outcomes for those within her care.
The Care Home Frontline Leaders Award
Madhu Reddy – L&M Healthcare – Finney House
Madhu demonstrates such a high level of understanding of care which really shone in his interview. His dedication to leadership and delivering quality care was an absolute pleasure to listen to.
Susan O’Sullivan – Making Space
Susan is a dedicated member of social care. Striving for constant improvement.
The Home Care Frontline Leaders Award
Rachel Roberts – Consensus Support
Rachel has shown real leadership through taking the initiative and promoting the care of her team so they can provide consistent care. Rachel encourages her team to promote their ideas and helps them push them through so they can provide better quality outcomes for their residents.
Samantha Needham – Prestige Nursing
Samantha leads by example often working alongside her team, showing the way forward, she ensures that every member of her team is supported and recognised and helps them achieve great outcomes through her support.
The Home Care Co-ordinator Award
Jessica McCarthy – Westwood Home Care
Passionate and enthusiastic about her role, Jessica brings professionalism, organisation and structure to what she does.
The Care Assessor/Care Planner Award
Lucy Openshaw – Anchor Hanover
Lucy’s energy and vivacity shone throughout the interview. Lucy is clearly extremely passionate and dedicated about the care sector. A pleasure to speak to and hear the difference that she is making.
Amy Brewster – Anchor Hanover
Amy deserves this recognition. Amy was a pleasure to speak to who’s warmth and passion shone through.
The Putting People First
Transitions Care Flyde Ltd
The team at Transitions pride themselves on being different to the rest, getting to know the individuals to put together the individual care plans with the service user being a part of that journey.
Christie Private Care – HCA Healthcare
The work this team deliver is incredible. The prospect of cancer is a daunting one and the after care is quite often overlooked. This team are bucking that trend and offering real life, meaningful ways of regaining normality after treatment. They epitomise what care should be about.
The Palliative Care/End of Life Award
Gillian Holden – Astar Homecare Whitchurch
Gillian’s passion and compassion is evident in every sentence that you speak. Huge congratulations on a very well deserved win.
Lisa McClymont – Right at Home
Lisa is such an inspirational individual. It is clear that she really puts her heart and soul into caring and advocating for the clients for whom she is responsible. Lisa’s compassion not only for them, but for their families, friends, and the colleagues who are also affected by their loss. Congratulations Lisa.
The Social Care Nurse Award
Nicola Forster – Sugarman Health and Wellbeing
Incredibly passionate about non-restrictive care, Nicola would move heaven and earth for those that she supports to achieve the little things that mean the world to others. Nicola is a caring, modest, humbled, passionate nurse who with her team move mountains for those they support.
Jamie Ashton – Orchard Care Home
Jamie supports by doing what he says he is going to do. He recognises the value of supporting his team and this is something he is passionate about.
The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award
Vicky Wilden – Northridge Care Group
Vicky has had an inspiring and outstanding career supporting young people, consistently putting children first, going above and beyond, by for example providing young people with traditions they can share with their children as adults. She is committed to improving the experience of young people in care and we cannot begin to imagine the number of care leavers lives she has improved.
Gaynor Chisnall – Making Space
Gaynor has clearly committed her life to working within the sector, she has consistently demanded better for vulnerable people throughout her career and is a true role model for us all.
The Social Care Covid Hero Award
Emma Rogers – Abbey Healthcare
In what was an emotive and understandably heart-warming category, Emma is an obvious and deserving winner, her commitment- such as working her holidays to create a memory garden, her passion to find solutions to problems and her genuine warmth, still had the judge thinking about her and her achievements days later. Emma is a credit to the industry.
The Social Care Covid Hero Team Award
Westwood Homecare Young Stars
Their joy enthusiasm and warmth are literally infectious, they could be described in one word and that would be outstanding. All under the age of 19 this team are literally enhancing and changing lives, daily, they should be very proud of what they do.