Staff at Norwood Grange Care Home in Sheffield were treated to a glamorous awards ceremony in recognition of their hard work and dedication. Residents, family members, staff and health care professionals visiting the home were all asked to nominate the care home staff for the various awards.
“Front line care staff have a huge impact on the lives of residents here at Norwood Grange, we are very proud of the excellent standard of care they deliver every day. This has been a great opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to a very hard working team.” explained Johanna Andrews, Home Manager.
Staff were joined by family members and residents for the awards ceremony which was overseen by Johanna and Head of Dementia Care at Country Court Care, Susannah Spencer. The awards included the Mentoring award, New recruit award, Personal loyalty award, Super Relative award, Dignity award, Loyalty award, Lovable Rogue award and the Shining Star award which went to Daniella Davis.
Susannah Spencer presented awards for ‘Promoting a Person Centered Approach in Dementia Care’. Susannah has worked closely with the team at Norwood Grange over the last few months implementing the Enriched Dementia and Meaningful Opportunities programme. Susannah recognised Adele for listening in training sessions, being honest and then going out and working really hard to communicate with people in a meaningful way and encourage opportunities for those with dementia. Awards also went to the Domestic Team, Jane, Janet and Karen who “have a natural ability to engage, offer choice and bring fun to the lives of people that live here“.
Presenting the awards, Susannah commented “There have been many of you that have enjoyed the learning and are beginning to work really hard at communicating better with people, especially those people that live here with dementia.”
Other awards included the Above & Beyond Award which was won by Michelle Ketland with Adele Bradshaw in second place. Michelle was recognised for her fundraising work towards the Resident’s Comfort Fund, including this years skydive to raise money for the sensory garden at the home. The awards for being most Accommodating was won by Lisa Challenor, the Attendance Award went to Karen Barton and Alisha Zafar.
Relatives of residents had their own opportunity to recognise staff with the ‘Relative’s Choice Awards’. Presented by David Button, son of resident, Mary, these were awarded to Faye Badje, Lisa Challenor and Michelle Ketland. Keen to recognise staff who often get overlooked, there was also the Night Owl Award, Behind the scenes award and Unsung Hero awards given to Janet Lowe, Gary Dikin and Farah Zafar.
Commenting on the day, relative Paul said “Norwood Grange…it’s got to be one of the best home in Sheffield. Hope you all had a great presentation evening.”
Norwood Grange offers residential and dementia care for up to 35 residents in the heart of Sheffield.