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First local care home awards a huge success

North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hosted their first local care home awards on March 16th at the Humber Royal Hotel.

The ceremony saw over 90 care home staff and local NHS staff come together to present and receive a variety of awards from 14 different categories to reward good practice and celebrate the hard work care homes do.

The CCG worked with local partners including focus, Care Plus Group, NAViGO, Carers Centre, Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK and NEL Council to make this pioneering awards ceremony come to fruition and it is hoped that the success of the inaugural ceremony will ensure it becomes a regular annual event.

Jeanette Logan, Service Lead for Older People at the CCG said: “These awards were the aspiration of The Long Term Providers Forum. We received excellent feedback from care homes, services users, families and other stakeholders who attended the ceremony saying they were delighted to see their hard work recognised. It was clearly visible just how much these awards meant to the individual nominated and to those who won.

“Many people who attended also commented on just how much care and kindness goes on in our care homes which go over and above the call of duty. This ceremony helped to show our appreciation of that. It also demonstrated the extent to which they are valued in the local area and emphasised what a fantastic job they do. Well done to you all”.

The awards and who won them:

Care Newcomer Award - This award went to Michelle Newman from The Anchorage who joined the care sector within the last twelve months and made a positive impact on their area of work.

Nutrition and Eating Well Award - Presented to Jackie Johnson from Templecroft who demonstrated a positive understanding of the nutritional needs of the residents and the creation of innovative menus that cater for diverse needs.

Care home Staff Award - Presented  to Roger Snowden from St Margaret’s who demonstrated a significant contribution to the overall care provision within the care home and included services such as carer, domestic, administration and maintenance.

Meaningful Activity Award - This award recognised creativity, commitment and achievement in the provision of meaningful activity programmes which add to the quality of care for residents and was awarded to Hayley Proctor from Haverstoe

Training and Staff Development Award - This award was presented to Christine Ward from Haverstoe who demonstrated commitment and achievement in promoting, delivering and sustaining training and continuous professional development.

Dementia Service Award - This award went to Haverstoe. This Care Home has a service which has displayed excellence and innovation in developing its work with people with Dementia.

Specialist Adult Care Award - This award was presented to Kirkless who demonstrated the delivery of high quality services to users requiring specialist care.

Care Home Resident Achievement Award - This exciting award seeks to celebrate the lives of individuals and their continued achievements whether within the home or the wider community. It was awarded to Rivelin who have overcome difficulties, tried something new and have accomplished something they didn’t think they could.

Working in Partnership Award - This was awarded to Homefield house who demonstrated imagination, creativity and partnership working in providing better outcomes for service users

Management and Leadership Award  - This award was open to staff who demonstrated effective management and leadership in the development of services and the delivery of quality care and it went to Marion Bourne from Yarborough house.

Nurse of the Year Award - This award was presented to Helen Simmons from St Margaret’s who represented effective and outstanding nursing practice within the care home environment. She is a dedicated professional nurse with the ability to lead by example and inspire other staff within the home.

Carer of the Year - This was presented to Hazel Cateral from Garden House who is someone who recognises the responsibility and rewards that come with the opportunity to care for others. Hazel shows exemplary skills and dedication in her work, with a strong commitment to her own continued personal development and that of others.

The Lifetime Achievement Award - North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group wishes each year to recognise people who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the care sector. This may be either in relation to an individual home or more widely within the sector. The winner of this award was Hazel Catteral from Garden House Care Home.

The Service Award was a special award presented to Mr and Mrs Khurana-Dryband in Recognition of long term service.

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