Shropshire care home's work recognised with award nomination
Posted on 01 February 2012
The good work of carers at a home in Shropshire has earned them the chance to pick up a national accolade.
The dedication and commitment of staff at the Maer Lane scheme in Market Drayton has been recognised by them being named amongst the contenders in the final of the Great British Care Awards.
The 16-strong team were named as runners up in the regional Care Team Awards last year but the judges were so impressed with their work that they elected them to take part in London’s national finale this April.
Home manager Angela Jones told 24Dash: “All the members of my team are very person-centred and totally focused on our customers.
“They go the extra mile and regularly put in volunteer hours. For instance, they gave up their own time to make sure all our customers were able to go away on holiday last year.
“We also raised over £1,000 with fundraising events, such as pub quizzes, market stalls and a summer fete. Some of the money bought a lawnmower for the home and some paid for a video camera because customers wanted one to record their holidays and day trips.”
Ms Jones took the top gong in the leadership category at Trident Reach’s staff awards last year, while her staff win the best team category.
The Great British Care Awards final will take place at the Grosvenor Hotel in London’s swanky Mayfair in April and the winners will be announced at some stage in May.
The idea of the scheme is to promote best practices in homes and celebrate the time and dedication put in by vital frontline care workers.
Last year, Springfield Homecare in Garforth, Leeds was named as the best care provider with more than 250 staff, while Ipswich’s Ultimate Care UK Ltd took the gong in the category for homes with less than 250 staff.
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