Lynn Fitzpatrick, Support Worker at the Cheshire House care centre in Sale, Cheshire, has been recognised for her dedication at the recent ceremony held by the Caring Homes Group, ‘Celebrating Excellence Awards 2010’.
Lynn won the award for Positive Outcomes to Care and Support Intervention, as a result of the hard work she puts into the role and the compassionate attitude she applies to her work.
Lynn says: “It was such a shock to win the award, but a lovely shock! It meant even more to me knowing that I had been nominated by the Cheshire House team, and I am lucky to be part of such a fantastic team.
“I really enjoy working at Cheshire House, and am particularly proud of the life story work that I undertake with the residents. This is especially important for childhood development, or for those with learning difficulties. I am pleased that my hard work has been recognised, and would like to thank the rest of my team for their support and friendship.”
The Caring Homes Group, the UK’s largest independently owned care home group, introduced the ‘Celebrating Excellence Awards’ 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.
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.
Emma Charlton, Group Marketing Director, says: “I would like to congratulate Lynn on her award, it is a real achievement and she should be very proud of herself and the important work that she does at Cheshire House.
“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 contribution, effort and achievements.”
10th March 2010
Notes to editors:
Cheshire House, Sale, is a modern purpose built centre, providing a calm family orientated setting for up to seven families in well-apportioned, self-contained studios and flats. All are comprehensively equipped for independent living and are designed to meet the needs of children.
Cheshire House is part of the Caring Homes Groups, a leading campaigner for raising standards in the care home industry, which 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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