Get to know… the winners at the NCG Annual Awards!

National Care Group hosted it’s inaugural NCG Annual Awards on 14th January 2020 at the Belton Wood Hotel, Grantham.

The awards coincided with the NCG Conference that took place earlier in the day.

Find out more about the NCG Conference that took place earlier in the day by visiting the following link:

The awards ceremony gave an opportunity to celebrate the amazing work and achievements of our colleagues, who work tirelessly across NCG to improve the lives of the individuals we support.

The awards were hosted by Patsy Kensit, a household name and actor, and was kindly sponsored by many partners who have worked with NCG.

Over 170 entries were submitted for the NCG Annual Awards and from those entries, the following winners were decided…

Support Worker of the Year

Winner: Gemma Bailey, Shelton Care Group

From ensuring all care plans are up to date to having the biggest smile on her face every day, Gemma has consistently gone above and beyond for the people we support and is truly deserving of this award.

Sponsored by Allied Irish Bank

Making a Difference

Winner: Lisa McGregor and Natalie Parsley, Highlea Care

After a fire broke out during a night shift, Lisa and Natalie were able to help all the residents out of the property.

Both showed incredible calmness and quick thinking in order to help the residents.

Sponsored by Towergate Insurance

Manager Award

Winner: Richard Mason, Jamesons Care

From his proactive leadership skills to ensuring staff are supported with their development, Richard has consistently been at the forefront in the development of his services.

Sponsored by Advanced

Residential Care Team

Winner: The Old Dairy, Cornerstones UK

The staff team passionately strive to offer a service which is unique and recognizes the individual needs for each person who is supported.

After conducting person centered reviews, CQC were first to recognize the good practices that were taking place at The Old Dairy and how this was having a positive outcome for the people we support.

Supported Living Team Award

Winner: Jamesons Supporting Living

After identifying that the service needed to transition into a supported living environment, the staff team worked closely with local authorities and families towards the planning and implementation of this period.

The whole team have embraced supported living and are always thinking outside the box for ideas that could further enhance people’s lives.

Sponsored by Compass Holding Group

Support Function Award

Winner: Kim Cliff and Jodie O’Donnell, Endurance Care 

As the service has continued to grow in numbers, Kim and Jodie still have the same attitude and passion in their roles and recently scored 100% in their HR File checks.

Newcomer Award

Winner: Melanie Lee, Endurance Care

Melanie, Support Worker, has never worked in care, and was very apprehensive on joining a new sector and team.

However, in just three months, Mel has completed all her training, is now fully competent in medication administration and has become a valued member within the team.

Sponsored by Harrison Clark Rickerby’s Solicitors

Outstanding Achievement Award 2020

Winner – Regent College

When an individual suffered a near tragic emergency, the team were able to respond swiftly by administering CPR.

The paramedics praised the way in which the team for how quickly the responded to the situation.

Sponsored by UHY Hacker Young

The Board Award – sponsored by RSM International

Winner: Affinity Supporting People

After achieving an ‘Outstanding’ rating in their CQC inspection, Affinity Supporting People became our first service to ever achieve this rating.

Sponsored by RSM International