Wigan Care Team Scoops Regional Award

A team of support workers in Wigan have been named among the best in the region, with a win at the Great North West Care Awards. Providing 24-hour care to residents of Cedar Household of not-for-profit care village Belong Wigan, the team are recipients of this year’s Care Team Award.

The judges praised the Cedar Household team for demonstrating a tailored approach to ensuring customer happiness and safety as well as possessing good leadership and development. The judges also outlined a range of examples that prove the team goes above and beyond, including one of the support workers staying with a gentleman at the hospital while he passed away.

Belong’s household model means customers live in smaller family sized spaces and promotes positive relationships with support workers. The Cedar team includes: Natalie Jones, Emma Pentland, Sarah Roscoe, Morgan Farrimond, Katie Wilde, Vanessa Barnes, Karen Black, Sarah Curry, Anna Thompson, Klaudia Deptula, Susan Tasker and Courtney Rose.

Jenna Sheehan, housekeeper at the village, was also distinguished at the event and was Highly Commended by the Great North West Care Award judges for The Ancillary Worker Award, as they described her as ‘more than a housekeeper’ and ‘the embodiment of kindness, compassion and empathy’.

Belong Wigan general manager, Gill Menguy, praised her team’s commitment and efforts. She commented: “We are thrilled to have received such recognition in the Great North West Care Awards. It is a real tribute to our team’s commitment to providing class-leading care and our dedication to customers.”

Belong Wigan incorporates apartments for independent living and households providing 24-hour care. These are both centred around a village hub, which include amenities, such as a hair salon and bistro, all of which are open to the public.

The Great North West Care Awards recognise excellence across the care sector and pay tribute to dedicated people who show outstanding merit in their field. Winners of the regional awards will go forward to the national awards event early next year.