WINNER in three awards categories
- Dementia Carer – Amy Giles, Oak House
- Good Nurse – Tracy Norbury, Hollins Park
- Activities Organiser – David Ible, Sandfields
Care UK team members across the UK celebrated wins in the regional finals of the Great British Care Awards 2017. No fewer than 14 Care UK colleagues were shortlisted across the regions.
Amy Giles from Oak House in Slough won the Dementia Carer award. The judges were inspired by her understanding, compassion and creativity. She said: “My residents have allowed me to be the best carer I can be.”
Tracy Norbury from Hollins Park in Macclesfield continued her run of success. After taking the Lead Dementia Nurse award in the National Dementia Care Awards, she also scooped the Good Nurse award. Jude Lumb from Abney Court in Cheadle was also nominated for the Dementia Carer award due to her commitment to understanding every resident’s individual needs.
David Ible from Sandfields in Cheltenham won the Activities Organiser category at the West Midlands finals on 24th November. David has been described as a ‘huge asset to the team’ thanks to his dedication to providing all residents with a varied and active lifestyle. Judges said his commitment made him ‘shine through as a worthy winner’.
Shortlisted for the Palliative Care/End of Life award was Beverley Bayles, from Ponteland Manor in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her ability to establish a relationship with residents and their families and carry out their wishes is a clear talent of Beverley’s.
East of England
Care UK teams at Colne View in Halstead in Essex celebrated a double nomination with Jake Perrie for the Dementia Carer category, and the team as a whole was nominated for the Care Home Team award. Also shortlisted for the East of England finals was Michelle di Bella from Cherry Orchard in Dagenham, nominated in the Care Home Manager category, and Sam Shepherd from Field Lodge in Cambridgeshire for Activities Organiser of the Year.