The Caring Homes Group, the UK’s largest independently owned care home group, paid tribute to the dedication of their staff at their recent awards ceremony, the ‘Celebrating Excellence Awards 2010’.
Held at the Radisson Hotel in Stanstead, Essex, the ceremony was hosted by the hilarious and outrageous act ‘ 4 Poofs and a Piano’, who are best known as the house band on BBC One’s incredibly popular ‘Friday Night with Jonathon Ross’. Over 250 members of staff from the Caring Homes Group attended the evening, which also included a delicious three-course meal. A raffle was held to support those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
The company’s ‘Celebrating Excellence Awards’ was introduced to recognise excellent service, commitment and dedication of the company’s unsung heroes, across all spectrums of care. Nominations were received from all the Caring Homes Groups brands; Caring Homes, Consensus, Curate and Cheshire House.
Emma Charlton, Group Marketing Director, says: “Our staff work so hard throughout the year, and truly do deserve to be rewarded for their dedication.
The awards evening acknowledged and celebrated the role of each and every member, and their outstanding efforts and achievements.
“We had eight award categories ranging from ‘Outstanding Achievements’ to ‘Care Chef’ to ensure there was something for everyone to enter. It was a tremendous evening with wonderful entertainment, and we plan to continue holding these awards in the future.”
The winners of the Celebrating Excellence Awards were as follows:
Positive Outcomes to Care and Support Intervention: Lynn Fitzpatrick, Support Worker, Cheshire House in Sale
Outstanding Contribution: Tracey Hannam, Activities Coordinator, Ferfoot
Unsung Heroes: Chris Avery, Head of Care, Cedar House
Support Team of the Year: Team Huntley, Huntley residential care home
Care Team of the Year: Team Dormy, Dormy House
Management Excellence: Ruth Stannard, Home Manager, Brooklyn House
Training Excellence: Lyn Waite, Caring Homes Regional Trainer, East 2
Chef of the Year: Alan Meaden, Cranmer Court Head Chef
For more information on the Caring Homes Group call 0808 1669 039 or visit the company’s website at www.caringhomes.org.
10th March 2010
Notes to editors:
Caring homes, a leading campaigner for raising standards in the care home industry, was founded 14 years’ ago and today operates over 120 establishments nationwide. The Caring Homes group has a pioneering approach that has earned the reputation for bringing residential care into the 21st century.
Caring Homes is the largest independent quality accredited care home operator in the UK. Established in 1994 by mother and son team, Helena and Paul Jeffrey they have championed high standards of care, the freedom of choice, privacy and dignity which forms the basis of the company’s philosophy and ethos today. The group invests in superior staff training, premium quality properties as well as perpetuating their caring attitude throughout the organisation.
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