This year’s glittering Employee Achievement Awards outshone them all, as over 200 of our employees put on their glad rags so we could honour the very best examples of their hard work and dedication to care.
Our judging panel had an incredibly tough job singling out the winners in each category, as the standard of shortlisted nominees was so high this year. We know how important it is to thank and reward our staff for the incredible job they do caring for our residents and your loved ones, and we’re thrilled to share the teams and employees who pipped the rest to the post and were crowned as this year’s winners.
Kindness in Care Team Award – Lewis Pierreponte, Night Care Assistant: Bruce Lodge.
“Lewis is so caring with the residents, he takes time to give care and compassion to all, he’s natural interactions with the residents enhances their day and truly allows them to live their life in colour.”
Most Innovative Team Award – Catering Senior Management Team: Mark Dale, Helen Murphy, Denise Lyons.
“The catering management team are a breath of fresh air, they have truly made a difference. They constantly strive for the team to be better and work closely with all the staff to upskill, motivate and use their unique talents. The standard of catering has vastly improved through their leadership; they have encouraged interactions with the residents, made food the heart of the Home and have made training and upskilling second nature to the staff.”
The Team of the Year Award – Night Care Team: Bamford Close
“Their relationship and communication during work are excellent. The team work together and carry out their roles in a responsible and caring way. They ensure that their work has a positive influence on the shift and respect the transition from night to day and vice versa. The team are always looking for ways that they can enhance the lives of our residents and take on extra responsibility willingly.”
Care Home of the Year Award – Shepley House
“The entire home work beautifully together, they share the same goals in providing the highest standard of care to all residents. All the staff are always cheerful and kind. The overwhelming compliments from residents’ families as well as colleagues made Shepley the Home that truly stood for Borough Care’s values and deserved this award.”
Activity and Lifestyle Facilitator Award – Amanda Millett: Meadway Court
“Amanda is always considering how to improve resident’s environment /daily life with activities suitable for all. She is calming and nurturing but is also energetic and motivating. She has formed excellent relationships with clients, relatives and colleagues and is a real asset to the Home. Relatives proactively engage with Amanda as a source of information and trust her judgement/care giving.”
Workforce Development Award – Selina Taylor, Care Home Business Manager: Bamford Close
“Selina is the epitome of this award. Constantly striving for herself and the people around her to be the best. She has natural positive energy that encourages her staff to rise to their potential.”
Best Newcomer Award – Sophie Kenyon, Peripatetic Night Care Assistant: Bruce Lodge
“Sophie is great to work with, always willing to learn and is fantastic with the residents. Always smiling and is thoughtful to people’s needs. Her attitude to work and the people she supports is great.”
Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award – Barbara Whittey, Casual Senior Care Assistant: Bryn Haven
“Barbara has worked for the company since Borough Care took over; her job is her life! She truly lives and breathes the values of Borough Care and is an asset to any home and always goes above and beyond with the residents.”
The Frontline Leaders Award – Karen Littler, Housekeeper Team Leader
“Karen has been a keen driver for excellence for both herself and her team ‘working together’ is their unwritten motto, everyone in the team pushes each other to be the best. Her team is one of the most important things to her and the feeling of family and belonging she has created. Her attention to detail and expectations are well-known and respected.”
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, short-listed and ultimately those well-deserving employees who took home the trophies! And, if you happen to see any of our winners when you are next visiting our homes, we know they’d be thrilled with a pat on the back from you.