A compassionate Activities Coordinator, who uses exercise and activity to motivate residents at Sandfields care home, Cheltenham, has received a national award for his efforts.
David Ible, from Gloucester Quays, was voted the Activities Coordinator of the Year at the annual Residential Care Services (RCS) Stars Awards. The awards, held by the UK’s largest health and social care provider Care UK, celebrate the unsung heroes in their homes. Among the 15 categories were awards such as Maintenance Man of the Year, and Housekeeper of the year.
David fought off stiff competition, as there were over 700 entrants across all the categories for the RSC Stars Awards. He stood out for his enthusiasm and commitment, as his role plays a vital part in keeping residents at Sandfields care home happy and stimulated.
Sandfields care home manager Deanna Lane says: “David has really helped all the residents at Sandfields to get involved in life at the home, spending time with each of them on a one-to-one basis to find out about their interests and family. David constantly introduces new activities and has made the home a hub for both residents and the surrounding community. The relatives of residents at Sandfields care home have also seen what a great job David does, describing him as empathetic, caring, cheerful and helpful.”
Commenting on his win, David says: “It’s a real honour to be the Activities Coordinator of the Year at the RCS Stars awards. But the real reward comes from seeing the impact my job has on the residents. Good care goes way beyond providing food and comfort – it’s about enabling residents to live as full a life as possible, and feel like Sandfields is their home.”