The annual Carer of the Year celebration was held today, to recognise members of Local Solution’s Homecare team. A range of awards were presented, following nominations from colleagues, managers and people who are supported by the Homecare service.
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for an award!
Winner: Vader Jade Shillcock
Runners Up: Natalie Leaver and Denise Long
Young Care Support Worker of the Year Award
Winner: Katie Collins
Runners Up: Natalia Obiegly and Hayley Garrity
Most Consistent Performer Award
Winner: Bridie Duffy
Runners Up: Patricia Trampnow and Linda Hewitt
Team of the Year Award
Winner: Church Join-ups
Outstanding Commitment to Learning and Development Award
Winner: Paul Awang
Runners Up: Lydia Grierson and Patricia McKeown
Ray of Sunshine Awards
Winner: Jordan Abernethy
Runners Up: Debbie Moran and Kelly Hodkinson
Star of the Year Award
Winner: Leon Waldron
Runner Up: Suzanna Tunstall
Carer of the Year Award
Winner: Kelly Smith
Runners Up: Teresa Hodkinson and Saffron Whitehead
It has been another busy year for the Homecare team who have delivered 592,000 hours of care to 1672 people. Over the last year the team took on new contracts in Knowsley and Sefton and welcomed new staff in these areas to the team. A new leadership team has been established, headed up by Judith Webb and there has been ongoing work to improve the terms and conditions for care support workers. This has started with the offer of contracted hours in some areas and improved opportunities for career progression.
During the event, Nigel Lanceley, Chair of Trustees and David Ellis, Director of Strategy, Performance and Communications at Local Solutions and thanked the Homecare team for their hard work and support with the growth of the service over the last year. They recognised that many staff members have shown extraordinary commitment and tenacity to ensure the smooth transition into the new areas of work.
To find out about roles available across our Homecare service for care support workers, senior carers, mobile night care support workers please click here.
To see the full photos from the event, visit our flickr.