Orchard Care Homes is celebrating with Activity Coordinators Lisa Webster and Lisa Glynn, from Cherry Trees, in South Yorkshire, who were crowned joint winners of the Activity Organiser Award at the Yorkshire & Humberside Great British Care Awards in November.
The Awards are a series of regional events, held to celebrate and reward excellence in care. Nominees presented before an interview panel and all finalists for the region were invited to a Black Tie Gala Dinner in Leeds. Lisa and Lisa impressed judges with their’ passionate and innovative approach to activity planning’, and noted for the family support group they had set up within the home. This group enables both residents and relatives to have regular access to help and guidance, making the transition into care smoother.
Cherry Trees Home Manager Sharron Whaley said, “I am thrilled that our Lisas have won the award. They are a fantastic team who work hard to ensure that residents are given access to a person-centred activity programme, which is both vibrant and varied. A thoroughly deserved win.”
Speaking on behalf of the pair, Lisa Webster added, “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as a team, and to be highlighted as leading Activity Coordinators. We both love the work we do and are always striving to ensure both residents and their relatives have a positive care experience.”
Orchard Care Home also had finalists in other categories in the region; Best Care Employer category, and Angie Pugh, from Nesfield Lodge in Leeds, was a Care Home Cook finalist. In the North East, Deputy Manager for Archers Park in Sunderland, Karl Fazakerley was a Finalist for the Frontline Leader Award, and in Lancashire, Tracey Booth was a Finalist Activity Coordinator.
Lisa and Lisa will now attend the Great British Care Awards National Finals, held at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham, on 16th March 2018.