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Celebrating excellence in care in Plymouth award winners

This annual event, organised by Plymouth City Council, is held to celebrate the role of care workers and showcase best practice across care in the city, from nursing homes and care homes to those who provide domiciliary care in people's homes and supported living providers.

The awards celebrate and acknowledge excellence in care, innovations, partnerships and collaborative working, commitment to providing excellent care and inspiring contributions from individuals and teams across the care sector.

The event was organised by members of the Council's Quality Assurance Improvement Team; Caroline Paterson, Hannah Shaw, Bridget Buckley, Andy Rowing-Parker, Joan Bird and Helen Reid.

The winners of the categories were as follows:

  • People's Choice Award: Gemma Godefroy, Higher Park Lodge and Maggie Williams, Caremark Plymouth
  • Manager of the YearLorna Smith, Parkwood House and Emma Bonney, Prestige Nursing
  • Deputy of the Year: Diane Seymour, Merafield View and Jen Gilholm, Caremark Plymouth
  • Nurse of the Year: Jean Alcantara, Seymour Court and Jane Lys, Prestige Nursing
  • Team of the Year: Chatsworth House, Caremark Plymouth and Havencare
  • Contribution to Care: Jane Wyatt, Meadowside & St Francis
  • Rising Star: Gemma MacFayden, Merafield View and Katrina Loosely, Gemcare
  • Promoting Independence Champion: Matt Spurling, Restormel House
  • Culinary Care in Care Homes: Hanan Rosenstein, Two Trees
  • Care Worker of the Year: Damian Knight, Restormel House; Verna Emery, Prestige Nursing; and Samm Dent, DOVE Project
  • Ancillary Worker of the Year: Kim Crook, Merafield View
  • Volunteer of the Year: Mike Spry, Bethany Christian Home; and Hannah Watchman, Valley View
  • Care Home Activity Coordinator: Joanne Smith, Two Trees
  • Service User Involvement: Prestige Nursing
  • Service User Story of the Year: Douglass Reed: Meadowside & St Francis
  • Excellence in Dementia Care: Chatsworth House
  • Excellence in End of Life Care: Bethany Christian Home
  • Excellence in Learning Disability Care: Farm Lane House; and Support-ed
  • Innovative Partnership Working: Gemcare
  • Innovation in Technology: Parkwood House
  • Commitment to Workforce Development: Parkwood House

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