The Care Home Employer Award
David Poxton, Ashmere Derbyshire
The innovation and AI in this service are unparalleled, creating a truly exceptional experience. The dedication to user-friendly practices, like second lighting for time awareness, tailored spaces for varying eyesight, and ‘outstanding in care’ lighting for well-being, is remarkable. The innovative vision aligns with the company’s core values.
Palvi and Jay Dodhia, Serene Care
This family-run enterprise is truly exceptional, poised to be a trailblazer in the healthcare industry. Their unwavering commitment to the right values, attitude, and culture not only fosters an environment for employee upskilling but also aligns seamlessly with the dynamic landscape of healthcare. I hold immense admiration for these two remarkable individuals.
The Home Care Employer Award
Samantha Davis Wright, Wright Care at Home
Samantha is the driving force behind the entrance into care, her unwavering values and fervor for providing the right support in people’s homes radiate. Despite being a small company, her immense heart sets her apart. Keep forging ahead, Samantha; the social care realm thrives with individuals like you.
A resilient family enterprise, steadily progressing and adeptly adjusting to the evolving demands of the workforce. Their steadfast commitment to nurturing a positive culture and upholding strong values sets them apart on their upward trajectory.
The Care Home Worker Award
Marinette Mafor Nana, Anchor
Marinette consistently promotes best practices within her team, serving as an exemplary role model. Her genuine warmth and adaptability shine through in her care for residents.
The Home Care Worker Award
Marie Brown, Premier Community
Possessing a wealth of knowledge and skills, she demonstrates an unmistakable passion for her work, evident in her unwavering dedication. Her profound expertise is complemented by an evident love for her job, contributing to a remarkable synergy of proficiency and genuine enthusiasm that sets her apart in her field.
Deborah Rogers, Noble Live in Community
Radiant and graceful, she leaves a lasting impression with her answers, embodying a natural, caring, and selfless demeanour. Her innate kindness and genuine concern shine through, painting a portrait of a truly beautiful soul.
The Support Worker Award
Heather Robinson, Advanced Adolescence Care Solutions
Heather, in particular, showcased an innovative approach—utilizing a metaphorical washing line where challenges faced by service users replaced clothes. Engaging in playacting scenarios, she meticulously rehearsed the correct approaches before applying them in real-life situations.
Tammy McKeown Involve Care & Support.
Tammy’s dedication shone as she independently learned British Sign Language, investing her time and resources to enhance communication with a challenging resident, fostering connections and calming the entire home. Notably, she applied her first aid training to save a resident’s life. Leveraging her extensive experience and training, Tammy has ascended to the role of manager overseeing two services.
The Care Home Newcomer Award
Hannah Godley, Safe Haven
Hannah’s infectious enthusiasm and unwavering passion in supporting younger individuals left us truly impressed. She seamlessly integrates her personal life experiences and challenges, channelling them to make a meaningful impact and effect positive change.
Olivia Rouse, The Old Hall
A truly inspiring young lady, evolving into an exceptional caregiver, consistently delivering excellence in every aspect of care provided to all.
The Care Home Registered Manager Award
Michelle Pirie, Regal Care
Michelle, a stalwart and seasoned Manager, epitomizes unwavering commitment and extensive experience at the heart of her service. Her leadership radiates excellence, setting a stellar standard for the team to follow. With a profound understanding of the intricacies of her role, Michelle consistently goes above and beyond.
Nicola Bale, Westlands Care Home
Nicola’s profound passion for both residents and staff radiated unmistakably. Her dedication is a beacon of excellence in social care, unequivocally establishing her as a valuable asset to both the field and her organization.
The Care Home Registered Manager (Children & Young People) Award
Angela epitomizes compassion in her approach towards the people she serves. She ensures a holistic perspective, constantly seeking innovative ways to fulfill the last wishes of clients and their families. Angela’s out-of-the-box thinking goes above and beyond, extending support not only to her team but also making regular visits to clients.
Zahida Amir, Nurture Care
Zahida exemplifies an extraordinary journey—from carer to manager—in a remarkably brief span. Her innate compassion is evident in her every action, consistently striving to lead her team in delivering exceptional service. Zahida’s dedication to managing her team effectively stands as a testament to her unwavering commitment to providing exemplary care.
The Home Care Registered Manager Award
Lisa Bidwell, Bluebird Care
Lisa demonstrates an immense passion for crafting meaningful details and actively engages in equine therapy to contribute towards holistic improvement.
Tracy Marsden, Premier Community
Tracy is an exceptional manager, fostering approachability, camaraderie, and equality among staff and residents. Her knowledge, compassion, and personal touch truly deserve recognition.
Supported Living Manager Award
Zoey Cussons, MacIntyre
Zoey exhibits profound knowledge, genuine care for her staff, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Her leadership secured the continuation of a challenging service, emphasizing the individual’s well-being. Zoey’s dedication inspires a positive, homely environment, fostering transformative experiences and earning immense respect.
The Care Home Chef Award
Carl Turner-Fountain, Consensus Support
This is a remarkable narrative of a chef seamlessly integrating into a role of close collaboration with residents/supported individuals. Despite Carl’s prior lack of experience in this field, his dedication to individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome is evident in the extensive research he has undertaken. Truly an impressive story and application.
Kerry Gent, One Housing Baycroft
Yet another outstanding application—a seasoned chef with a robust career in hotels transitioning to care homes, not only making a substantial impact but also embracing the challenge of adapting to a new work dynamic.
The Dignity in Care Award
Gemma Rastall, The Old Hall
Exemplifying exceptional dignity-led care, this remarkable winner goes above and beyond, showcasing a willingness to take a service user out in a canoe despite a personal fear of water. Their extraordinary commitment truly makes them deserving and wonderful recipients.
Joanna Disney, Nottingham City Care Partnership
An absolute delight to interview, she unmistakably embodies the essence of a dignity champion and showcases unparalleled excellence in her role.
The Dementia Carer Award
Juliet O connor Devonshire Court
Juliet’s passion for ensuring the residents receive optimal care and lead empowered lives is truly commendable. Her commitment to equality shines through, evident in the innovative changes implemented for residents’ benefit, such as the addition of a bar, a post office, and a listening wall, among other impressive enhancements around the home.
Kevin Marshall, Your Health Group
Kevin’s commitment to the residents’ well-being is evident in his unwavering dedication to maintaining high standards of care. He ensures that all staff adopt a person-centered approach, emphasizing the importance of seeing the person before the diagnosis. Treating everyone as an extended family is a guiding principle that permeates all aspects of his work.
The Care Home Team Award
The Meadows, Safe Haven
Their proudest achievements lie in the positive outcomes for looked-after children within a genuine family home setting, often serving as the first secure and nurturing environment these children have encountered.
Baily House Care Team
A staff team acknowledged with an Outstanding rating by the CQC believes that the cornerstone of a successful team lies in mutual support and collaboration. They showed amazing collaboration, and all goals were cantered around the residents.
The Home Care Team Award
Lesley, Lifeline Sitter & Befriending Service
A remarkable startup, dedicated to reaching and serving rural areas, combating loneliness and isolation in adults unable to access city services. Lesley, the owner, embodies compassion, making a substantial impact by providing care and companionship to those often overlooked. This small business achieves extraordinary results for those in need.
Operations Team, Home Instead West Bridgford
The caregiver program stood out, impressing me. The Head of Operations, even in the owner’s absence due to a car accident, demonstrated remarkable leadership. They’ve maintained quality care and a consistent caregiver program. Kudos to Bridgford for your commitment and rock-solid performance!
Supported living Team Award
Gilmorton, Community Integrated Care
An extraordinary interview experience with a team exuding humility, care, and mutual support. Each member portrayed a genuine dedication to collaboration and compassion.
Adele Rickett, IBC Healthcare
A team emanating warmth and compassion, their remarkable journey includes creating tailored homes, specialized training, and teams for each individual they support. Their outstanding care, bespoke training, and dedicated teams showcase excellence at every level.
The Care Home Activity Co-ordinator Award
Sarah Martin, Exemplar
Sarah exemplifies an outstanding activities coordinator, tailoring activities to suit each resident, regardless of age. The innovative inclusion of a volunteer-run tuck shop and salon adds purpose and motivation, showcasing a commitment to promoting skills, engagement, and overall well-being among the residents.
Sarah Donoghue, Ashmere Derbyshire
Affectionately known as ‘Crazy Sarah,’ she exudes boundless energy and a down-to-earth, caring demeanour. Her resident-focused initiatives, including bistro evenings, mini-bus trips, and musical instrument sessions, where residents sing and dance for hours, are truly remarkable. Congratulations to Sarah for her outstanding work; may she continue to shine brightly!
The Ancillary Worker Award
Andrea Rowbotham, Anchor
An unequivocally inspirational individual, deserving every accolade and recognition bestowed upon them. Her unwavering commitment and exceptional qualities serve as a beacon of inspiration for all who are fortunate enough to witness her contributions.
Francesca Powdrill, Canal Vue Care Home
Francesca embodies exceptional care, consistently seeking ways to involve residents in her responsibilities where confidentiality allows. Though certain aspects of her role are confidential, her dedication to inclusivity reflects her genuine commitment to the well-being and engagement of those under her care.
The 3 R’s Award
Shelley Taylor, Carefound home care
Shelley demonstrated a keen understanding of the significance of staff retention, substantiating her insights with a multitude of examples showcasing various initiatives implemented within the service to foster a supportive and enduring team environment.
Jo Shaw, Heanor Park Care Home
Jo exhibited an unmistakable passion for her role, recognizing the pivotal contributions of all staff to care delivery. She adeptly showcased outstanding examples of how the home prioritizes staff inclusion, well-being, and a commitment to excellence.
The Workforce Development Award
Daniel Wade, IBC Healthcare
Daniel’s heartfelt and passionate presentation distinguished him as the clear winner in my evaluation. Congratulations on a job well done!
The Kimsul Group delivered an amazing presentation, speaking from the heart. Congratulations on a job well done!
The Care Innovator Award
Ledon St John,TLC ground
Clearly passionate about making a difference and improving the lives of not only the people that he supports but also the staff team. Ledon’s innovative approach and hospitality mindset have garnered recognition, making him a true asset to the care sector.
Aspire Day Services
As judges, we were thoroughly impressed with their approach to collecting evidence on the needs of young adults in their community. Their proactive response, working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, undoubtedly ensures that the young people they serve feel acknowledged and heard.
The Care Frontline Leaders Award
Luke Mccarthy, Ashdene Sleaford
Luke exuded a remarkable energy and a wealth of contributions, he proved to be an invaluable asset to the team.
Louise Green, OSJCT Whitefriars
An exceptional individual, making an outstanding contribution to social care and her team. She truly shone in every response provided.
The Home Care Co-ordinator Award
Neil Martin, Earlybird Lifestyle Support
Neil’s approach to the care of his customers is individualised in the truest sense. Neil clearly strives to support people to maintain their independence and well-being, so they can live their best lives. A credit to his company.
Aimee Tivey, Camli Care
Aimee’s commitment extends to understanding the needs, strengths, and challenges of both customers and team members, ensuring a high standard of care for service users. Willing to go the extra mile for continuity and support, Aimee injects much-needed energy and passion into the care sector.
The Care Assessor Award
Lucy Shaw, Baily House
Lucy’s dedication to crafting personalized care plans for residents is truly commendable. Her meticulous attention to small yet significant details has a life-changing impact on residents. Additionally, Lucy’s approach ensures that care plans are not only compassionate but also highly responsive to residents’ needs, and promptly updated with any changes.
The Putting People First Award
Andrew Brickles, Staffordshire County Council
Andrew’s passion for his role is evident, recognizing the ongoing changes needed in the care sector. He has actively initiated these changes, prioritizing the needs and support of both clients and staff, ensuring they are at the forefront of the evolving landscape in care.
Paula Hart, VAL’s Community
Paula, in her new role, is excelling and displays a profound understanding of what is required to support vulnerable individuals, prioritizing their needs. She also demonstrates a keen commitment to supporting her workforce, showcasing a well-rounded and effective approach.
The Palliative Carer Award
Rachel French, Honeycomb Care
Rachel obviously is a very caring and competent individual who seeks to make the end-of-life journey as peaceful as possible for patients and their families. Congratulations Rachel and keep up the good work!
Roche Toyr/Ralphland Care
Their commitment ensures consistent high-quality care and compassionate support for all involved during this challenging time. They really go above and beyond to ensure the best for the residents.
The Housing with Care Award
Team, Next Steps
Next Steps prioritizes innovative approaches to enhance the well-being and independence of supported individuals. By collaborating with housing agencies, we facilitate access to the private housing market, ensuring a safe and comfortable environment.
Poppyfields, Safe Have
This residence offers a secure and nurturing environment for the cared-for children. It embodies a true sense of home, where every individual within consistently strives to provide their very best each day.
The Social Care Nurse Award
Donna Stratham, Exemplar Health Care
Donna is an unwavering advocate for improving the lives of service users. Going above and beyond, she dedicates her own time to offer exceptional care and support. A reliable and inspiring leader, Donna champions excellent quality of care, effortlessly adapting to change and fostering a positive working environment for the entire team.
Kelly Wilson, Ashmere Derbyshire
Kelly oozed with passion and it was very hard to choose between first and second place as she too has lived experience and cascaded that into the team they support. Kelly pioneered a way of making ‘death’ more open and easier to talk about during covid as they lost many people and so stood together and lined up for showing their respect for the passing of their patients. Kelly gave me goosebumps and deserves recognition.
The Unpaid Carer Award
Jules Emmott, Canwick Care
Her excellent communication and motivation skills made her an unofficial mentor and leader, fostering professional relationships. Jules’s community engagement, including events like ‘Time for a Cuppa,’ showcases her dedication to the care industry. Her compassion and support make her a breath of fresh air in our home.
The Co-production Award.
Jamie Byrne and the An Darach Care Lincs Supported Living Team
The team’s commitment to engagement and adaptability ensures they meet the evolving needs of their users.
The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award
Mathew Bray, IBC Healthcare
An exceptionally compassionate and dedicated caregiver, whose unwavering commitment to providing exceptional support creates a truly uplifting story.
Born to Perform
BTP is an outstanding day care facility for adults with special needs, going beyond traditional care. They organize vibrant social events, fostering a modern and fun environment. Notably, they seek free opportunities for diverse activities, ensuring inclusivity. The group’s infectious enthusiasm is evident in their vibrant and engaging experiences.