National health and social care charity Community Integrated Care has been recognised at the Great North West Care Awards, receiving four awards at the glittering event, including the top honour of ‘Care Employer Award’. It was also shortlisted in a further four categories at the event, which took place on Friday 11th October.
Community Integrated Care was founded in Widnes in 1988 and this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. The charity supports over 4,500 people with learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism and age-related needs, such as dementia.
The ‘Care Employer Award’ celebrates organisations that demonstrate high standards of care and a dedication to development and improvement. Community Integrated Care was commended by judges for its deep-rooted values and commitment to driving continuous innovation and improvement.
Also victorious on the night was Adrienne Ratcliffe, Registered Nurse at St Luke’s Care Home in Runcorn, who scooped the ‘Dignity in Care Award’. The panel recognised Adrienne’s successful role as an ambassador for dignity and her passion for raising standards of person-centred care.
EachStep Blackley, Community Integrated Care’s pioneering dementia service in North Manchester, was also a success, collecting two awards at the ceremony.
Also shortlisted at the awards was Mossley Hill’s Sue McLean, Community Integrated Care’s Director of Care Services and Outcomes, who was shortlisted for the ‘Care Innovator Award’, and Donna Johnson, of Kemp Lodge Care Home in Waterloo, who was up for the ‘Care Home Hydration and Nutrition Award’.
The Great North West Care Awards, supported by the Department of Health, are part of the Great British Care Awards, a series of regional awards which celebrate the excellence of those who work in the care sector. All of Community Integrated Care’s winners will now go forward to the prestigious Great British Care Awards national final in London next year, to represent their region.
Community Integrated Care’s Chief Executive, Neil Matthewman, says:
“We were thrilled to see success and good work at all levels of our organisation recognised at the ceremony. It was a tremendous honour for us to collect the Care Employer Award, recognising our commitment to developing our staff and enhancing the lives of the people we support.”
He adds, “On behalf of everyone at Community Integrated Care, I’d also like to pass on my congratulations to Halton’s own Adrienne, as well as Michelle and Christine, who along with our other North West nominees, are so richly deserving of this recognition. They are fantastic representatives for our organisation, the care sector and our region.”