Jul 06, 2023
A Macclesfield care home is celebrating after its home manager was shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
Tracy Norbury, Home Manager at Care UK’s Hollins Park, on Victoria Road, is in the running to be named ‘Best Dementia Care Manager’ in the country at the National Dementia Care Awards.
The National Dementia Care Awards, established by the Journal of Dementia Care, highlight outstanding contributions to specialist dementia care, and reward team members who demonstrate advanced knowledge of the condition.
Tracy, who has worked in care for almost twenty years, has been the home manager at Hollins Park since 2017. Under her leadership, the home has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, a national watchdog.
A dedicated leader with a can-do attitude, Tracy always arrives early enough in the mornings to greet the night team, and ensures she has a chance to speak with every resident or colleague each day.
Leading by example, she regularly picks up night shifts at the home as a registered nurse to seek more opportunities to connect with residents, and prioritises sitting down with them during mealtimes. Tracy said: “Mealtimes should be an enjoyable and social experience, and with dementia can come a lot of anxiety with food, so we’re doing what we can to be present and combat that.”
In addition to supporting residents, Tracy also believes in encouraging team members to develop into the best version of their professional selves. As such, she spends as much time as possible with every new starter and allocates team members with specific projects to give them a chance to shine.
Dave Ankers, Regional Director at Care UK, added: “It’s amazing to see Tracy’s talent being recognised; she is a first-class care home manager, and her passion shines through in everything she does.
“Care homes are a team effort, but having strong leaders like Tracy help shape the culture of a place. Her hands-on approach to care management, as well as her dedication to training, nurturing team members and their gifts, makes a real difference in residents’ lives.
“Thank you for all you do, Tracy – the home wouldn’t be the same without you! We’ll all have our fingers crossed for a win on the night.”
Hollins Park has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care.
For more information on Hollins Park, please call home manager Tracy Norbury, on 0333 4343 042, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more general information about Hollins Park, please visit careuk.com/hollins-park
Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3JA
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