Joint winners announced for the MD Awards

National Care Group are delighted to announce that after much deliberation, and some fantastic entries for this months Managing Director Awards, we have decided to award the prize to two teams!

The teams at Westward Farms and Regent College become the first ever joint winners of the award, which recognises the amazing achievement and dedication shown by the staff members of a particular service.

It was a tough one to call this time round, with our directors debating on which team should be awarded the top prize and be just the third winners of win the MD Awards, after Churchview Care Services and Essential Care and Support.

Three members at Westward Farms, Sean Bidwell, Annie Dalliston and Mat Cromack were awarded with £20 Love2Shop and a signed certificate from Dave Stanhope, Managing Director.

The three of them have shown amazing initiative and gone out of their way to ensure that the people we support are given the care they require.

They have developed a new local induction and retention plan to support new starters through their first six months, which has received really positive feedback from  staff.

In that time, they have also completed 5 audits around CQC regulations and have supported two people with moving into their flats, whilst encouraging the people we support to do their own shopping as part of a long term plan to help promote independence and freedom.

Jason Perry, Regional Manager, was really happy for the team: “Very proud of the team to win the award this month. Its great to see the hard work they put in being recognised and rewarded.”

Regent College had two staff members, Andrew Brookhouse and Aimee Collins, were awarded with the MD Award after their outstanding contribution to development of a sensory curriculum at Regent College.

Both attended specialist training, in their own time, to qualify as Rebound Therapy coaches.

This training was provided through the Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation, after which Andy and Aimee became Sir Stanley Matthews Rebound Therapy Coaches.

The introduction of Rebound Therapy has proved extremely successful and life changing for the learners. Not only the physical improvements, diverse mental achievements and freedom and enjoyment for the learners but in addition, through their work, learners have been able to manage their anxieties and access community venues.

In their last Ofsted inspection, it was commented that the introduction of mobile rebound-therapy, in partnership with a charitable foundation, has improved the sensory curriculum offer and has enabled many learners to use a trampoline for the first time.

Wendy Williams, Area Operations Manager at Regent College, was proud of the pairs achievement: “Congratulations to Aimee and Andy on winning the MDs award. We are all very proud of their outstanding contribution to further development of our sensory curriculum which has also been recognised by Ofsted and the Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation.”

With such fantastic entries, it was almost impossible to call a winner, and NCG thought it would be a great idea to award both teams with the award, very much deserved.

Congratulations to both teams on winning the MD Awards!