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St Helen’s Hall Care Home’s Jackie Smith Wins National Award

Jackie Smith from St Helens Hall Care Home has scooped ‘The Amazing Activities Co-ordinator Award’ in this year’s Stars of Social Care Awards and been called ‘a true attribute to the care sector’.

Jackie, who is Senior Activities Co-ordinator for St Helens Hall, was announced as the winner at the awards held at London’s Marriott Hotel in Regent’s Park on Saturday night.

Judges said: “Jackie is truly the Jack (or Jackie) of all trades and goes above and beyond to include the 94 people she supports in engaging and fun activities.

“Going the extra mile, Jackie has even been known to dress up for the residents and spread some festive cheer no matter what the season. Well done Jackie – you are a true attribute to the care sector.”

Amanda Clark, Manager of St Helens Hall Care Home, who nominated Jackie for the award, said: “Jackie was so shocked and surprised to win the award, but it is totally deserved.

“We are all so proud of her and all the brilliant work she does. She works so hard to ensure that the residents of St Helens Hall have fun and are happy.

“There were nine people shortlisted for this particular award, so when Jackie’s name was announced we were so delighted for her. Jackie is a credit to the home and we all think she’s great.”

Steven Hamblett, Operations Director for the Sandstone Care Group, said: “Jackie is brilliant at her job and we’re all very proud of her for winning this prestigious award.”





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