Over 130 guests attended our 2019 Employee Awards ceremony, an annual county event which recognises care home and support team members for their work achievements.

Jo Blackburn, Care Quality Director, was our master of ceremonies and Dan Hayes, CEO, performed the opening address and Lucy Holl, Trust Operations Director, concluded the awards with the closing address.

Qualification Achievers

Certificates were presented by Sue Lane, HR Director, to our employees who have achieved qualifications in: Health & Social Care, Moving & Handling Trainer, Care Certificate Mentoring, and Team Leading.

This year’s awards were presented by Mark Cummings, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, to:

  • Carer of the Year: Debbie Dyson, Southfield
  • Young Carer of the Year: Cerys Jenkins, Millbrook Lodge
  • Leader of the Year: Lynne Donaldson, Monkscroft Care Centre
  • Hospitality Award: Ruth Habgood, Paternoster House
  • Unsung Hero: Matt Gresty, Henlow Court
  • Volunteer of the Year: Don Wagstaff, Windsor Street Care Centre
  • Activity Co-ordinator of the Year: Karen Doig Bohanam House
  • Newcomer of the Year: Lesley Strange - Southfield
  • Office (Homes) of the Year: Sarah Griffin, Grevill House
  • Trust Nurse of the Year: Joint winners - Tracey Click from Bohanam House and Kirsty Hopton from Millbrook Lodge

The Long Service Awards were presented by Dan Hayes, CEO. These included:

40 years

  • Jane Matthews, Rodley House

30 years

  • Lynda Preston, Paternoster
  • Annette Davies, Rodley House

25 years

  • Sandra Bartlett, Millbrook Lodge
  • Linda Rivers, The Coombs
  • Lynne Williams, Monkscroft Care Centre
  • David Edwards, Chestnut Court
  • Jackie Jones, The Coombs
  • Julie Fluck, Rodley House
  • Melanie Wicks, Chestnut Court
  • Jennifer Newport, Millbrook Lodge

Dan Hayes, Chief Executive at OSJCT, comments: "All our employees work very hard and are committed to reaching and maintaining the highest standard of care for our residents. The award ceremony provides special recognition to those instrumental to the Trusts achievements, made more special by the fact that they have been nominated by their colleagues. It is delightful to be able to celebrate individual successes together and I feel lucky to be associated with such wonderful people.”