The Housing with Care Employer Award
Winner: Housing 21
This organisation has demonstrated a clear vision for people living in their services, they recognise career growth for their colleagues and have developed an “Extra Care Academy” to develop their teams to support retention, making the organisation a great place to work. They are designing digital platforms to enable enhanced services for service users.
Highly Commended: M&D Care
This organisation has a clear vision for people’s changing needs having service users involved in making contribution and choices, driving a positive and engaged culture. They are much deserving of high commendation.
The Integrated Retirement Community Hero Award
Winner: AC Lloyd Williams, Cross Keys Homes
AC enables the elderly residents he supports to connect online. He empowers them to grow their confidence in using technology and to use digital tools to nurture friendships and connections. He is a true IRC hero, and much deserving of this award.
Highly Commended: Honor Barratt, Birchgrove
Honor has a real passion to change the housing market and enable the elderly to move into a scheme where they are encouraged to be independent. Her model gives the opportunity to trial out the setting without having to make a decision to buy a property.
The Care & Support Worker Award (Independent)
Winner: Heavenly Jabulile Zulu, Next Steps
Heavenly’s passion and love for her work shone through. She gave us wonderful examples of a client achieving their goals. Heavenly did not see what she was doing as being extraordinary. She was humble and so proud of the work she is doing. She is a credit to social care.
Highly Commended: Elaine Hewitt, Exceptional Care
Elaine loves her work, and is inspired by those she supports. We were inspired by her! She was enthusiastic and keen to invest in her work. We need more people like her, who make a difference without knowing how special it is that they choose to do what they do.
The Care & Support Worker Award (Not for Profit)
Winner: Yvonne Johnson, Making Space
A truly stand out applicant and project. Yvonne’s passion and insight into the lives of the carers’ she supports was extremely powerful. A unique example of a person centred-project which has scope to have real impact on a national level for an over-looked sector. Very well deserved!
Highly Commended: Ann Haye, Jubilee House Care Trust
An amazing 28 years of working in the caring sector. This wealth of experience and knowledge was evident in the holistic approach to caring. Of particular note was the support that she provides to more junior colleagues during their induction.
The Frontline Leader Award
Winner: Keira Harrison, Sanctuary Supported Living
It so very obvious that Keira has learnt her job from the inside out, from the beginning, building until she is the role, she radiates care concern and complete understanding of both her role and her client group . This kind of dedication can’t be taught.
Highly Commended: Jade El Jaghaoui, Creative Support
Jade is a truly dedicated professional who loves her role and helping her client group with every fibre of her being. She is much deserving of high commendation.
Highly Commended: Victoria Urwin, Active Homecare Ltd
Vicky is very driven and has good oversight. Her commitment to her role is palpable and she would be deserving of high commendation for sheer grit and determination alone.
The Housing with Care Apprentice Award
Winner: Donna Reilly, Housing 21
Donna’s enthusiasm and compassion make her an excellent support worker. She is kind and excited to learn – 2 qualities that make her an outstanding Housing with Care Apprentice. She will go far – well done Donna!
The Housing Manager Award (Independent)
Winner: Cassie Parratt, Seckford Care
The love and passion Cassie shows for the work she does is admirable. She goes the extra mile in her role and demonstrates a level of commitment and dedication that was palpable in her interview. She is a worthy winner of this award.
Highly Commended: Kathleen Walker, Green Leaf House
Kathleen describes herself as ‘sassy’, ‘passionate’ and ‘flexible to any circumstances’, and the judging panel are inclined to agree! Always approachable, she can be contacted by her staff or residents anytime of the day for support and guidance. She is much deserving of high commendation.