Borough Care Hosts Employee Awards
Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, recently held its Employee Awards 2018. The annual event celebrates the hard work and dedication of people working for Borough Care.
Borough Care staff were nominated for awards in ten categories. The winner of the ‘Above & Beyond’ category was Amanda Harrison who works at Bamford Close in Cale Green. Amanda is always thinking of ways to improve the environment and to make day to day life brighter for residents. The ‘Aspiration Award’ was won by Robin Bowden, from Lisburne Court. Robin joined Borough Care in 2017 and since then she has shown great enthusiasm for learning and developing herself. Meadway Court’s Judith Burgess won the ‘Best Newcomer’ award. Judith joined Borough Care in August and is already well settled into her role.
The ‘Best Team’ accolade went to the laundry team at Reinbek, who work together to ensure that not only is the laundry done efficiently but they engage with residents as they go about their daily tasks. Jessica Hallworth from Cawood House in Brinnington took the honours in the ‘Engaged’ category. Jessica is always a team player. She likes to involve residents in every way she can and ensures they have smiles on their faces.
Denise Lyons from Marbury House is this year’s ‘Unsung Hero’. Denise has been fantastic at supporting the catering team since Borough Care transferred its meal service back in-house earlier this year. Denise has built great relationships with all the chefs and has helped develop new starters who join the team. The winner of the ‘Inspiring Leader’ category was Nerys Carpenter from Shepley House. Nerys’ vision has had a positive impact on Shepley House. Since moving to the home she has made a huge difference and created a lovely home for residents to live in and a great place for staff to work. Mei Lloyd, who also works at Shepley House, scooped the ‘Thinking Differently’ award. Mei carries out her role as an Activity Lifestyle Facilitator with great enthusiasm. Imaginative and creative, Mei is always thinking of new ways to engage with residents, making sure there is a variety of different activities on offer.
A number of staff were recognised for ’Making a Difference’. Those picking up this accolade were Georgia Dawson from Bamford Close, Linda Hamnett from Bruce Lodge, Michelle Gallimore from Bryn Haven, Caroline Hegarty from Cawood House, Donna Allwood from Lisburne Court, Maxine Haughton from Marbury House, Meadway Court’s Carol Stavordale and Sarah Robinson, Lisa Jewsbury from Reinbek, Judy Knowles from Shepley House, Lindsay Hadfield from Silverdale and Wellcroft’s Kelly Bramley.
During the awards evening, Borough Care staff who have completed thirty years’ service received a long service award. These included Christine Millett at Wellcroft, Sandra Sutherland and Pat Nugent from Silverdale and Meadway Court’s Julie Carter.
Dr Mark Ward, CEO at Borough Care, says: “Our annual awards are a great opportunity to recognise the vital contribution made by people in all areas of our business. We are fortunate to have such committed people, who are dedicated to making the lives of Borough Care residents both comfortable and enjoyable. We are continually improving the service we offer residents and everyone involved with Borough Care has a critical part to play in this.”