A residential, nursing and dementia care home is celebrating after its Home Manager, Becky Pinnock, won the Outstanding Leadership category at The Essex Care Sector Awards.
Becky was presented with her award at the finalists ceremony on Tuesday 4 December at Chelmsford City Racecourse.
The atmosphere was vivacious with lots of smiles, excitement and friendly people who had all come together to celebrate excellence in the care sector.
Based near the Army Garrison in Colchester, Essex, Foxburrow Grange provides residential, nursing and dementia services to 69 people with a range of care needs including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, general and specialist nursing, and end of life care.
Foxburrow Grange is rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC and is part of Outlook Care, a not for profit health and social care provider which has been operating for over 25 years.
The Essex Care Sector Awards: The Prospers are a celebration of innovative practice and outstanding achievement across the care sector. There were 185 nominations from over 70 different organisations for the 14 award categories with almost 200 people attending the very glamorous ceremony.
The Outstanding Leadership category recognises an individual who has provided great leadership and support, is able to communicate well, acknowledges and encourages staff to make a positive contribution to the service and has had a positive impact on the recruitment and retention of staff and is an inspiration to the staff team.
The Essex Care Sector Awards highlighted in their programme accompanying the ceremony that Becky had improved Foxburrow Grange’s CQC rating in the first 12 months as manager. They also commented:
‘New to the home Becky has built relationships with key people, listening to them and is approachable. Becky has created a culture of excellence, empowering her staff to be part of a vibrant and informed team. She is respected by her staff and has a person centred ethos involving residents and relatives in the running of the home, creating good connections with the local community including children from the local nursery and becoming part of the Wish Come True scheme. Becky also supports other home managers in Essex via My Home Life Essex, sharing her experiences.’
Becky was delighted to win her award:
‘I am very proud and overwhelmed at receiving this award for outstanding leadership. It’s brilliant, I work within a organisation that has the right values and vision for its residents, their families and staff and I have the opportunity to lead an amazing team.’
Outlook Care’s CEO, Piotr Rejek, said:
‘What a fantastic achievement. I am so proud of Becky and all of her team at the home. Becky leads by example and is a terrific role model to others. Becky shines a spotlight on the values of Outlook Care in everything she does. Thank you Becky and congratulations!’