Feb 04, 2013
Residents and the team at Care UK’s Lennox House care home in Islington are celebrating the success of one of their team, who has won a prestigious Dignity in Care Award from Islington Borough Council.
Senior Life Skills Support Worker Dennah Patterson was named the winner in the Residential Nursing Care category at the awards ceremony at Islington Town Hall on Friday, February 1st.
The awards were set up by the council two years ago to promote and celebrate dignity in care and to showcase the work of care staff and contractors who provide a dignified service to residents. The ceremony on Friday was held to mark the council’s support for Dignity Action Day, which sees events taking place nationwide.
Finalists were nominated by care managers from across the domiciliary, residential, extra and day centre sectors, and then judged against the National Pensioners Convention 10-point Dignity Code by a panel of experts.
This is the second time the Lennox House team has been recognised at the awards, with Residential Unit Manager Ruth Henry and Clinical Lead Nurse Nayyereh-Shiva Sheikholeslami both winning the award for dignity in residential care in 2012.
Home Manager Florence Clarke said she could not be more proud of her team.
“The team works very hard to ensure that each and every resident is treated with the utmost dignity and that people only receive the highest levels of care. We are all delighted that Lennox House has received this prestigious award for the second year in a row.
“Dignity is about choice and understanding, and everyone here at Lennox House, from the kitchen and maintenance team to the administrators and carers, gets to really know the residents so they can help to create choices and care plans that suit each individual’s needs and interests.
“Dignity is also about helping people to maintain their independence. Dennah and her colleagues do a wonderful job in helping people to maintain their life skills and mobility so that they can keep doing the things they enjoy in a way that suits them.”
Dennah, who was presented with a certificate by the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Jilani Chowdhury, said: “I am absolutely stunned and excited to have been nominated and to receive the award. I am proud to be working at Lennox House and for everyone to see what great work we are doing here.”
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