A manager at a care home in Bristol has been recognised for her outstanding care and leadership throughout the Covid-19 pandemic at an annual awards ceremony.
Trudie Morse, service manager at the Shaw healthcare-operated Urmston House in Bristol, received two awards at the Carers Celebration Awards 2021.
Winning the ‘Specialist Care Award’, which recognises the outstanding care given working with learning disability, mental health, dementia, and vulnerable individuals, Miss Morse also took home a second-place award for ‘Learner of The Year’ – recognising the importance of continuous learning and development in the care sector.
The ceremony, launched last year by Bespoke Consultancy and Education Ltd, took place virtually for the second year running and featured prizes from 15 different sponsors – including the likes of Village Hotels and the Manchester United Foundation.
Miss Morse said: “I am incredibly grateful to have been recognised by my colleagues for not only one, but two, awards. To have been able to bring a smile to people’s faces during what has been such a difficult time is a definite highlight of my career.”
During the pandemic, Trudie also gained her Level 5 Diploma for Leadership in Adult Social Care despite suffering the loss of a close family member and maintaining an excellent quality of care to her residents.
She added: “One of the positive impacts throughout was seeing how a staff team can come together, no matter how stressed and tired they are, stand side by side, smiles on faces and great attitudes to work. I am honoured to work with such an amazing team.”