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Abbots Care Awards 2022

On Thursday 10th November we celebrated the Abbots Care Awards and what a wonderful evening it was!

We want to congratulate all our winners and say a huge thank you to everyone who attended. And, we offer an extended thank you to all our Care Workers for the hard work they do every day that makes Abbots Care outstanding. 

We spent the evening at the lovely venue, Shendish Manor, where we celebrated each other and our collective achievements over a three-course dinner.  We were delighted to hear from our MD Camille and special guests from the Hertfordshire commissioning team.  Afterward, we sang and danced our hearts out to live music from the amazing singer, Gemma before we took one final winners’ photograph to end the evening. 

We can safely say a great evening was had by all.  

It gives us great pride to announce our winners.  Please read on to find out more about their contribution to Abbots Care and the lives of the people they support in the community.

And the winners are...

The Home Care Worker Award

This award voted for by fellow colleagues recognises the significant role of the home Care Worker in consistently providing a high-quality standard of care for people living in their own homes. They should recognise any changes in their regular Service Users and follow the correct procedures to support this Service User.

The winner for this award was Hannah, this is what she had to say…

“It meant so much to me winning this award, it’s such a nice feeling being appreciated for the work you do. The evening was lovely and was lovely seeing the other Care Workers. I got into Care during lockdown as I wanted to help others, I love making people’s day happier and easier. Every single Service User has different needs which can be challenging but once you learn them and get to know the Service User it’s the most rewarding job you could ask for.”

The Reablement Care Worker Award

 This award voted for by fellow colleagues recognises a care worker who provides support to people who have been discharged from hospital and enables them to live as independently as possible in their own home.

The winner for this award was Macey, this is what she had to say…

“Winning this award made me feel really appreciated, valued, and means a lot to me. What brings me joy in being a Care Worker is helping others and knowing you’re making someone else’s life easier.”

The Social Care Worker Award

This award voted for by fellow colleagues recognises the significant role of a Social Care Worker and how they consistently provide support to children and young adults with learning/physical disabilities in a social setting. They will use their own initiative, build a strong relationship with the Service User and their families, and support colleagues.

The winner for this award was Maggie, this is what she had to say…

“I feel very humble winning this award, appreciate those who voted for me and had such a lovely evening. What I love most about my role is connecting with my Service Users and seeing them happy.” 

The Extra Care Schemes Worker Award

This award is voted by Care Workers who work in one of our Extra Care schemes. It will recognise someone who not only ensures their service users health and mental wellbeing are looked after, but also their colleagues. Support Service Users to live as independently as possible in their own settings, complete activities with them and being a great team player and support their colleagues working at the schemes.

The winner for this award was Ada, this is what she had to say…

“It meant the world to me winning this award as it shows hard work pays off. I initially heard about Abbots Care through a friend and my favourite thing about my role is when I put a smile on my Service Users and colleagues faces, being a Care Worker brings you fulfilment in life.”

The Live-In Care Worker Award

This award voted for by the Operations Team and Service Users recognises the significant role of a Care Worker who works with people with who require 24-hour care. They will provide person-centered care, build a strong relationship with the service user and their families, they will also be required to work with other health care professionals at times.

The winner for this award was Ann, this is what she had to say…

“I feel extremely proud winning this award and grateful to all who nominated me. As a Live-In Care Worker I have built strong relationships with my Service User and their families and is very rewarding.”

The Outstanding Colleague Award

This award voted for by fellow colleagues will recognise a Care Worker who not only ensures their Service Users health and mental wellbeing are looked after, but also their colleagues. With a positive attitude, great encouragement and support to their colleagues.

The winner for this award was Janine, this is what she had to say…

“The Abbots Awards evening was amazing! I got into the Care industry as I was having a change in career and I can honestly say being a Care Worker is very rewarding.”

The Team Player Award

This award voted for by fellow colleagues will recognise a Care Worker who goes above and beyond! This person will always help, encourage, and have a positive attitude towards Service Users, other professionals and colleagues.

The winner for this award was Amina, this is what she had to say…

“This award means the world to me and I feel so happy and proud of myself. Abbots is the only employer that has ever recognised me and my achievements, to be noticed for my hard work in my first year here is amazing, thank you Abbots Care.

My mum pushed me to apply for a Care Worker role 19 years ago and I’ve never looked back. What brings me joy about my role is hearing great feedback from my Service Users families, I had a Service User say she missed my company recently and it’s so lovely to feel wanted/ needed by people. Seeing them so happy and comfortable makes me feel I’ve achieved so much.

We are one big family at Abbots Care and we feel very important as Care Workers.”

The Office Champion Award

This award voted for by the Operations Team recognises the Care Worker who has extremely stood out to the Abbots Care office – the care worker who has strong work ethic with a can-do attitude. And of course the amazing work, kindness and care they have shown our Service Users.

The winner for this award was Alfredo, this is what she had to say…

“This award has given me a lot of reassurance and confident in the work I do every day and it was great meeting so many colleagues and associates at the Abbots Awards. I was unemployed and took a chance of trying something completely different and I am so glad I did. My Service Users bring me the most joy in my role, being a Care Worker is very rewarding.”

Commitment to Service Award

This award voted for by the Operations Team and Service Users recognises the Care Worker who stands. Who is always willing to go above and beyond to help us provide the best service.

The winner for this award was Debbie, this is what she had to say…

“It means the world to me winning this award, I appreciate the recognition for doing my job well and thank you to everyone who nominated me. The evening was very enjoyable, and it was great finding out even more about Abbots Care.

A family member encouraged me to apply for a Care Worker role as I have been caring for family and friends all my life. What brings me joy in my role is helping people get back to normality and helping them in their everyday lives to continue living in their own homes. It’s not a job for everyone, you must have common sense and compassion, I care for all my Service Users in a way I would like my family to be cared for. It is a pleasure to be a Care Worker and I’m glad I finally became one.”

The Wellbeing Advocate award

This award will recognise the Care Worker who supports the Abbots Care Wellbeing App and providing compliments to fellow colleagues. The care worker also has a positive attitude, is reliable and goes above and beyond for their Service Users.

The winner for this award was April and Charlotte, this is what they had to say…

“The evening was so lovely, thank you! I decided to get into care as my husband passed away and I decided to change my career to something I could help people. I love leaving a smile on my Service Users faces, you must be passionate about this job to do it properly.” – April

“Winning this award meant absolutely everything and the evening was outstanding. I applied to be a Care Worker after looking after my nan, what brings me joy about my role is delivering love and care to all my Service Users.” – Charlotte

The Longevity Awards

This award has been chosen as a category to recognise outstanding years of service Care Workers have given to their Service Users, Abbots Care and the Health and Social Care sector for 10 years or more. These Care Workers have shown great commitment, dedication, and hard work and continue to ensure a high standard of person-centered care is always provided to our Service Users.

Here’s to many more amazing years.

Our longevities were Shirley, Vanessa, Lyn and Louise, this is what they had to say…

“I appreciate being acknowledged for the good job I have done for 20+ years at Abbots Care. I love to see happy faces and appreciation from my Service Users, being a Care Worker makes you proud of how much of an impact you make helping your community.” – Shirley

“It meant a lot to me to be recognised for my long years of service. Something I would like people to know about being a Care Worker is, care needs to come from the heart.” – Vanessa

“Winning this award made me feel like I make a difference and am valued. The evening was so lovely from start to finish. My sister was a Care Worker and talked me into it and now I love it, seeing how my work makes my Service Users feel happy and important. Being a Care Worker I never feel like it’s a job, it’s a part of my life.” – Lyn

“Was really nice to feel appreciated for my work. I got into Care after caring for my mother who had dementia, I found it very rewarding and decided that’s what I want to do. Every day I feel like I’ve made a positive difference in someone’s life.” – Louise

 

“The Care staff that are supporting my Mum through her care needs are extremely lovely and supportive. Our Mum has cancer and she is receiving the most excellent and caring support from all Staff. We would just like to say a huge thank you as we know that there is more difficult times ahead for us as a family. ”

Child of Service User, Buckinghamshire Branch

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