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.
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.
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.
Kate Adams, Eliot House Nursing Home, Morton, Gainsborough
Winner: Kate Adams
• The ACCTV ‘Inspirational Leader’ Award.
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.
Barbara Bussey, Grosvenor House Care Home, Gainsborough
Gillian Plaice, Elmwood House Nursing Home, Boston
Winner: Barbara Bussey
• The Shakespeare Martineau Residential Care Award.
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.
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.
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