Dedicated care workers have been recognised for their hard work and professionalism at a national awards ceremony hosted by leading social care provider, Voyage Care.
Held at Coombe Abbey Hotel in Coventry, Voyage Care’s annual staff awards celebrated outstanding achievement and excellence in five categories including manager of the year, team of the year (residential and non-residential) and staff member of the year.
Winners included Nik Jones, who was crowned manager of the year in recognition of his positivity and enthusiasm at the Grove Resource Centre in Hindhead, Surrey which he manages.
Pauline Murphy, a care worker at The Grange Children’s Home, also in Hindhead, scooped staff member of the year. The award honours the 27 years she has spent making a difference to the lives of hundreds of children who have lived at The Grange.
Team of the year (residential) went to Westwood House in Swindon whilst the Birmingham Outreach team who support people in their own homes were awarded the non-residential team of the year award.
Finally, the Sade Abayomi award for sustained best practice went to Ruth Bailey who was applauded for her commitment to her role, strong integrity and demonstrating a willingness to go above and beyond what is expected of her.
Commenting on the ceremony and this year’s winners, Voyage Care’s interim chief executive Andrew Winning said: “Every year I am amazed at the wonderful work our teams around the country do. They don’t do it for trophies or awards but because they want to give the people we support the best possible quality of life. It’s wonderful for us to be able to recognise this hard work and shine a light on those employees who deserve our congratulations.”