Care South, a leading provider of high quality residential and home care across the south of England, celebrated the outstanding achievements of its home care staff at its annual Stars Awards ceremony on Thursday 13th July at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.
Now in its 14th year, the Stars Awards recognise and reward individuals and teams from across the company for their outstanding achievements and excellent care provision. They are an important event during which time is taken to celebrate care staff and thank them for their frontline duties and commitment to residents. Nominees are put forward by colleagues, service users and relatives. Awards on the day included Carer of the Year, Care Supervisor of the Year, Rising Star, Management Team of the Year and Pride in your Service. The ceremony was held at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium with Care South’s Chairman, Chris Kean and Chief Executive, Simon Bird hosting care homes and Care South at Home offices who had been named as finalists.
Whilst the Care South at Home offices enjoy some friendly competition and there must be a winner, it was not an easy decision for judges as the high-quality of care and feedback from clients and their loved ones across board is second to none. Care South Office of the Year was presented to Crewkerne this year for a number of factors including training compliance, staff retention, testimonials and consistently meeting its KPIs and delivering fantastic care day-in, day-out.
The winner for Carer of the Year was given to Lisa Emery from BANES for upholding the highest standards of care, finding solutions to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients, and always promoting their best interests.
Care Supervisor of the Year was presented to Jane Legg from Bournemouth for consistently going the extra mile, excelling in all areas and supporting colleagues and clients at a moment’s notice.
The Rising Star was given to Karen Moger from the West Dorset office. Karen was selected as the winner due to her caring disposition, hard work and supportiveness to ensure clients achieve their goals.
The Crewkerne team was selected to receive the Care South at Home Pride in Your Service award for their organisational skills, excellent reputation and always receiving positive feedback from both clients and the care team. The team regularly take part in fundraisers, and provided tailor made hampers to clients.
The Care South at Home Management Team award went to the Bournemouth team. The winning team were commemorated for working hard to create a positive culture and always looking for ways to improve working conditions to the whole team. The team recently achieved 100% in compliance, training and achieved the highest audit score.
The IT team was selected as the Support Team of the Year winners for being responsive, friendly, and exceptional. The team was recognised for dealing with individual queries and protecting the company with a multitude of combined skills and knowledge.
Simon Bird, Chief Executive at Care South, said: “We are delighted to have celebrated all the achievements of colleagues at Care South at our fourteenth Care South Stars Awards. I am always so proud to see the passion and commitment to care delivered day in, day out by our staff across the company. Nominations were received from colleagues, clients and relatives and the Care South Stars Awards provide us with the chance to publicly acknowledge and thank our staff for all their dedication and hard work, which makes such a huge difference to the lives and wellbeing of those we care for.”
Care South is the leading provider of high quality residential and home care services across the south of England. Care South has care homes in Dorset, north Devon, Somerset and West Sussex, and home care offices covering east and west Dorset, Bath and north east Somerset and south Somerset.