Chiquita wins the Outstanding Achievement Award


Chiquita Whitehouse, National & Regional Trainer at National Care Group, has won this month’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

The monthly award, voted for by the National Care Group Executive Team, recognises the amazing contribution and commitment to care shown by a team or an individual, especially those who go the extra-mile for the people we support.

Chiquita was awarded with a £100 Love2Shop voucher, and a certificate signed and given by James Allen, Chief Executive Officer.

Here’s how she went the extra mile…

Chiquita, also known as Chiq to her friends and our colleagues, has been delivering Mental Health First Aid Training to managers across National Care Group.

She has received amazing feedback, with managers commenting on how Chiq has given them the vital tools and skills to better support their colleagues and the individuals we support.

Chiq has trained over 60 managers since January, which was a massive physical and mental commitment from Chiq as it is not the easiest of topics to discuss and can be very sensitive.

She has also been praised for her professionalism, her passion on the topic of mental health and how she encourages attendees to think about ways to support their colleagues and the individuals we support. 

Nicola Airey, Learning & Development Manager, said: “Chiq is passionate about her role but seeing how she has taken on the MHFA programme and delivery is truly admirable.

She has done it with professionalism, passion, complete respect for the subject and its impact on individuals and is a true ambassador for the subject.”