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Belong colleagues shortlisted for prestigious care award


Colleagues from Belong Crewe and Belong at Home Wigan are being recognised for excellence in their field, being shortlisted as finalists for the North West Great British Care Awards 2022. Adding to this success, Belong Crewe and Belong Wigan have also received the prestigious Platinum award for their high quality end-of-life support from the Gold Standards Framework (GSF).

A total of six finalists from both villages have been nominated for a variety of categories in the Great British Care Awards including: the Dignity in Care award, the End of Life award and the Dementia Care award, for their exceptional work in the field of care and the impact they have made on customers’ lives. The finalists from Belong’s care villages and home care service were selected amongst tough competition throughout their region.

Chief Operating Officer at Belong, Sue Goldsmith, said: “Our colleagues always go above and beyond for our customers, providing consistently high standards of care. Receiving news that they’ve been selected as finalists for the Great British Care Awards is wonderful recognition of their positive impact in supporting our customers.

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK acknowledging the dedication and professionalism of those working in the care sector. The North West awards ceremony, taking place in November, will reveal the winners of each category, which are independently assessed in an interview by a panel of judges. Winners from the regional final will advance to the national finals taking place in March 2023.

Doubling their success, Belong Crewe and Belong Wigan have also achieved Platinum awards for their provision of high quality end-of-life care, at the Gold Standards Framework awards following their GSF re-accreditation earlier this year. The Platinum award is given to the highest scoring care homes who have demonstrated that quality end-of-life care is embedded within their organisations.

Sue Goldsmith, continued: “To add to Belong Crewe’s and Wigan’s success, both villages have also been reaccredited by the GSF, earning Platinum status. Achieving this has been made possible by a combined team effort and their consistently high level of professionalism and compassion over the years. We’re delighted with their great accomplishments and are wishing them good luck in the upcoming awards!

Great British Care Awards – North West Regionals – Belong finalists:

Sharon Haigh – Belong at Home Wigan – The Home Care Worker award

Debra Moore – Belong at Home Wigan – The Dignity in Care award

Britannia team – Belong Crewe – The End of Life award

David Bithell – Belong Crewe – The Dementia Carer award

Jess Butler – Belong Crewe – The Care Home Activity Organiser award

Jane Hughes – Belong Crewe – The Social Care Nurse award

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