Five Finalists from OSJCT in the Great British Care Awards
Five dedicated employees from The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) have been shortlisted as finalists for a prestigious awards scheme which celebrates excellence in the care sector.
Three Home Managers and two Activities Co-ordinators will be representing the Trust at the Great British Care Awards, which aim to pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.
The Trust finalists are:
Maggie Coleman, Home Manager of the Chilterns Court, Henley, Oxfordshire - Maggie, who has more than 30 years’ experience of working in the care industry, joined the Trust in 2014 and became Home Manager of Chilterns in 2017. Maggie is passionate about providing quality care, devoted to her residents and a true team leader, always striving to help, support and develop others.
Catriona (Cate) Jones, Home Manager of Henlow Court, Dursley, Gloucestershire - A registered nurse for 32 years, Cate has worked for OSJCT for 14 years, becoming Home Manager last year. With her holistic and compassionate approach Cate works tirelessly for her residents and is committed to person-centred care. As Home Manager she leads by example to inspire confidence in colleagues, clients and families.
Cheryl Gilderdale, Home Manager of Hartsholme House, Lincoln, Lincolnshire - Cheryl has been with the Trust for more than 17 years and manager of Hartsholme since 2012. Cheryl is dedicated to providing the best care experience for all and has championed inclusive strategies to support residents with dementia. Professional, responsive and proactive, Cheryl has been recognised by the CQC as outstanding.
Jeff Denton, Activities Coordinator, Old Station House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire - At OSJCT for ten years, Jeff loves coming up with innovative ideas to ensure his residents lead full and meaningful lives. Highly motivated, Jeff has recruited 20 volunteers to increase the number of events offered as part of his varied programme. Always positive and cheerful, Jeff is incredibly popular with residents.
Jane Mealing, Activities Coordinator, Avonbourne, Old Sarum, Wiltshire - Jane is committed to enriching the quality of residents’ lives and expanding their horizons through a varied programme of inclusive activities. She has also built strong links with the local community, particularly with younger generations. Jane brings drive, energy and passion to her role, always going the extra mile for residents.
Kerry Dearden, Deputy CEO for the Trust, said: “At the Trust we are proud of all our employees and volunteers who support residents to achieve person centred care and outcomes every day. We are thrilled that five of our fantastic colleagues at the Trust have been shortlisted for the Great British Care Awards. Like many of our employees, they are all known for going the extra mile for our residents. I am delighted that their dedication, commitment and hard work has been recognised in this way and I wish them and all the other committed individuals who are a testament to our sector all the best of luck in the awards.”
For more information on the awards please visit: www.care-awards.co.uk