Care workers recognised at Lincolnshire awards ceremony

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Outstanding care workers, teams and organisations were celebrated in an awards ceremony organised by Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCA) last week.

The awards ceremony took place on February 23 at the Lincoln Hotel, where awards were presented in nine categories, with each award sponsored by a business or organisation. The evening was hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter, Dave Bussey.

Councillor Patricia Bradwell, executive member for Adult Care at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

“It’s great to recognise the fantastic care workers that go above and beyond every day to give the best care to the people they look after. The council is proud to have been involved in the event, supporting the Community Care award.”

Melanie Weatherley, Chair of Lincolnshire Care Association, added: “It’s been an honour to be able to host this event and recognise the cream of the crop from the care sector in Lincolnshire. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners. I meet brilliant care workers, nurses and leaders in the industry every day. We don’t often hear about their contributions and achievements but we should, because the work they do is so important and valued by the people they care for, and their colleagues.

“We wanted to promote care as a worthwhile career, so we thought, what better way to do it than to look for the best in care in Lincolnshire and recognise them through a fantastic night like tonight. We have had representatives from every part of the county and will definitely be holding another awards event next year.”

Glennis Standen, Eastwood Lodge, winner of the Lincolnshire Care Association Every Home Should Have One Award said: “I’ve been in caring for over 40 years now and enjoyed every minute.

“I love my job, I love looking after people and talking to them. I am overwhelmed and never thought to get this award, it really is special”.

Finalists and winners:

• The NatWest ‘Team that has made the Difference’ Award.

Finalists:

Apple Trees Extra Mile Team, Apple Trees Care & Reablement Centre, Grantham (Orders of St John Care Trust)

Cedar Falls Care Home, Spalding

HART Team, represented by Sarah Scarbro and Rosie Davidson of Age UK Lincoln & Kesteven and Cindy Orme of Walnut Care at Home

Kimberley Care Village Heads of Care, Kimberley Care Village, Long Sutton, Spalding

Monson Retirement Home, Lincoln

Seacroft Court Nursing Home, Skegness

Thera Support Workers, Thera East Midlands, Grantham

Runner-up: Cedar Falls Care Home

Winner: HART Team

• The Lincolnshire County Council ‘Community Care’ Award.

Finalists:

Valerie Fortune, Thera East Midlands, Grantham

Helen & Ian McDonald, Adults Supporting Adults, Sleaford

Richard Mills, Thera East Midlands, Grantham

Michelle Penketh, Walnut Care at Home, Langrick, Boston

Kerry Truelove, Adults Support Adults, Sleaford

Winner: Kerry Truelove

• The Apetito Lincolnshire Healthy Nutrition Award.

Finalist:

Kate Adams, Eliot House Nursing Home, Morton, Gainsborough

Winner: Kate Adams

• The ACCTV ‘Inspirational Leader’ Award.

Finalists:

Denise Booth, Apple Trees Care & Reablement Centre, Grantham (Orders of St John Care Trust)

Rosie Davidson, Age UK Lincoln & Kesteven, Lincoln

Dawne Findley, Walnut Care at Home, Langrick, Boston

Stuart Goff, Swallow Lodge (Making Space), North Hykeham, Lincoln

Glenda Harker, Thera East Midlands, Grantham

Sally Todd, Byards Keep (Voyage Care), Sleaford

Runner-up: Dawne Findley

Winner: Stuart Goff

• The University of Lincoln ‘Social Care Nurse of the Year’ Award.

Finalists:

Barbara Bussey, Grosvenor House Care Home, Gainsborough

Gillian Plaice, Elmwood House Nursing Home, Boston

Winner: Barbara Bussey

• The Shakespeare Martineau Residential Care Award.

Finalists:

Karen Culy, The Old Hall, Billingborough

Alison Goodyear, Apple Trees Care & Reablement Centre, Grantham (Orders of St John Care Trust)

Kayleigh Meanwell, Apple Trees Care & Reablement Centre, Grantham (Orders of St John Care Trust)

Jane Robinson, Fosse House, Lincoln (Orders of St John Care Trust)

Glennis Standen, Eastwood Lodge, Woodhall Spa

Winner: Karen Culy, The Old Hall, Billingborough

• The LILP Newcomer in Social Care Award.

Finalists:

Deborah Adams, Sagecare, Lincoln

Fletcher Bradley, Walnut Care at Home, Langrick, Boston

Shelly Perry, Apple Trees Care & Reablement Centre, Grantham (Orders of St John Care Trust)

Sally Riley, Clarriots Care, Louth

Winner: Fletcher Bradley

•The Bishop Grosseteste University Making a Difference Through Learning and Development Award.

Finalists:

Sue Holden, Clarriots Care, Louth

Sharon Noble, Fosse House, Lincoln (Orders of St John Care Trust)

Louise Vessey, Amber Care (Lincolnshire) Ltd, Market Rasen

Michaela Wilkinson, Walnut Care at Home, Langrick, Boston

Winner: Louise Vessey

• The Lincolnshire Care Association ‘Every Home Should Have One’ Award.

Winner: Glennis Standen, Eastwood Lodge, Woodhall Spa