Nov 2007 - John Monckton Memorial Prize 2007

The John Monckton Memorial Prize was introduced in memory of our John Monckton who was a Trustee of The Orders of St John Care Trust.   This is the 2nd year of the award, which has a different theme every year, this year the theme being “How our residents have benefited from staff participation in the ‘Introduction to Quality Dementia Care’ training.”


Oxfordshire submitted several entries to go to the Trust Head Office along with the other counties entries in order to determine the overall prize winner.   Judges were looking for originality and innovation in the interpretation of the theme as well as excellent presentation.


Although Oxfordshire entries did not win first prize, the entry from Westgate House, Wallingford was runner up.   Their entry was a photo album and DVD in which staff representing all roles in the home, and a relative of a resident, expressed what they felt the benefits of the dementia care training had been.   The photo album demonstrated in words and pictures the wide range of activities that are open to those residents suffering from dementia, highlighting the importance of reminiscence, and the many skills (old and new) that residents have.   It concludes with the very true words “All our residents have benefited from the dementia course as the staff have gained knowledge.”


Pictured above is Nigel Reed presenting the Certificate to Stella McNeill, Manager of Westgate House


Lake House in Adderbury received a Highly Commended along with a home in Wiltshire, as these entries were praised for clearly demonstrating the positive effect the dementia training has had on both staff and residents in their homes.


Pictured left is Nigel Reed presenting Anna Hicks, Manager of Lake House with the Highly Commended certificate.


Well done to Wyatt House in Stroud, Gloucestershire who received first prize – details of their entry can be found in the OSJCT News section.


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