We are delighted to announce that The Orders of St John Care Trust has been notified of five finalists for the Great British Care Awards South East Region. An exceptional year for the Trust with finalists spanning a diverse range of categories.

Angie Williams, a Trust Admiral Nurse, has been nominated for The Good Nurse Award which acknowledges the important role that specialist nurses working in the Care Sector have in promoting the emotional, physical, psychological and social health of the people who they support.  Angie has already been recognised for her outstanding patient care by invitation of Buckingham Palace for a reception for frontline nurses on 14 March 2018. A memorable day which included a conversation with HRH Prince Charles who also acknowledged and thanked the attendees for their outstanding contribution to patient care.

Larkrise Care Centre in Banbury Oxfordshire has two finalists. Tracey Bennet has been nominated for The Dignity in Care Award which demonstrates the significance of maximising client independence and choice, whilst respecting and maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.  Graham Reed has secured a place for The Care Home Chef Award that identifies the ‘whole home approach’ to food and nutrition issues within the care home, providing recognition to the catering and care staff and nutrition-related activities in the home.

The Old Station House in Abingdon has nominee Jeff Denton selected for The Care Home Activity Organiser Award for those who have shown they can provide a ‘needs led’, varied and appropriate programme for care home residents.

Marta Zywiec at The Meadows in Didcot has been chosen for The Care Home Worker Award category which appreciates the significant role of the Care Home Worker in consistently providing a high-quality standard for people living in residential care.

Kerry Dearden, Deputy CEO, comments: “To have five finalists at these prestigious awards is wonderful recognition of the dedicated person-centred level of care we provide as a Trust. Our employees are valued greatly and through training and development programmes and we endeavour to help best support residents to achieve an active and fulfilling life. We wish the very best of luck to our colleagues and to all nominees who have been selected in the Great British Care Awards categories.”

For more information on the awards please visit: http://www.care-awards.co.uk/