Staff at Worthington Lake are home are finalists for care team of the year and Covid Hero award at The Great British Care Awards, North of England Region.
The Care team and Katy Grindley House Lead at Worthington Lake have been recognised individually because of their heroic work during the Covid-19 pandemic, Katy has been shortlisted for the Covid Hero Award and her team for care team Award.
Katy and the care team have worked tirelessly during the pandemic enabling families and residents to maintain meaningful contact during lockdown and ensuring everyday activities in the home could safely continue
The care Hero award is a special award is for an individual who has gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 crisis.
Katy Grindley was promoted to house lead in October 2019.
When Covid-19 hit the UK Katy quickly started putting measures in to place to deal with the country locking down and pandemic at Worthington Lake care home.
Katy showed great leadership skills and managed the care home , staff and residents by putting her own life on hold to ensure the safety of everybody within the home, during this Katie separated the home and took all necessary steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 to residents, she kept this under control by ensuring robust infection prevention controls were in place.
while staff members were isolating, Katy worked around the clock covering day and night shifts whilst still keeping staff morale high by often rewarding everyone for their support by cooking special meals for them and bringing in sweets and treats for everyone in the home.
Katy ensured all residents and staff members were safe and remained connected by supporting them as a qualified mental health first-aider.
Kim Jones – Worthington Lake home Manager say’s
“It’s amazing to see Katy get much deserved recognition by way of award for her courage and determination on dealing with Covid-19 with no thought of own risk, a difficult task for an experienced manager let alone a newly promoted House Lead.”
Kim continues ” The Team at Worthington Lake deliver outstanding care not just through the Pandemic which has been exceptional but every day, The team show great courage and determination, they support each other recognising and drawing from each other strengths. Worthington Lake is a purpose built Dementia home, The model of care is the Butterfly approach with no higher archery and one of the first homes in the North West to achieve Gold Accreditation Sterling Award, The team worked together during lockdown to ensure the lives of residents at Worthington Lake were not disrupted, both awards will be very well deserved.”
The nominees will compete for the top award via a virtual judging.
The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.
Due to the Coronavirus crisis the 2020 National Finals will be held virtually on 30th October 2020
Worthington Lake care home have a 10/10 rating on carehome.co.uk the country’s leading care home review platform.
Marking towards the end of an incredibly difficult year for the care industry, the Millennium Care Group has been shortlisted for two Great British Care Awards. What a brilliant celebration of our hard efforts and joint work of our head office and care home teams!
The awards that Millennium Care are shortlisted for are: Outstanding Contribution to Social Care and the Care Employer of the Year Award.
The Great British Care Awards are a celebration of excellence across the care sector for each region. The awards pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.
The Care Employer of the Year award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate employers’ commitment to care and how this is achieving success in delivering an excellent service. Whilst the Outstanding Contribution to Social Care award is a special award will be presented to the individual whom the judges believe has made a long-term outstanding contribution to social care.
The Millennium Care Group is built on an ethos of putting people first – whether this is our residents for receiving a high standard in care, support and quality of life – or recognising and empowering every individual in our workplace.
To be nominated for these awards is an incredible recognition in the commitment that the group has for our residents and staff and we are thrilled as a whole to be in the running for these two esteemed awards.
But it isn’t just the group that is up for awards this year – a few of our care home employees have also been nominated for the 2020 Care Awards. This includes:
Manager of the Year – Kathryn Disley at Windsor House
Marley court Nursing home celebrate earning their GOOD rating across all five tested areas with CQC in an Abba themed party in the home.
All staff donned full PPE yet still dressed up in 1970s costumes making it a day to remember.
The residents all gathered in the lounge enjoying afternoon Tea whilst singing along to Take a Chance and Dancing Queen.
Staff at the home competed with each other by dressing themselves in 70’s glam and residents voting on who wore it best, the winner being Steve the Maintenance man.
Activities coordinator Elaine Wright provided residents with 70’s glasses and plastic microphones to sing and dance along from arm their arm chairs.
Themed cupcakes matching staff uniforms and a green Good in all areas cake were made by Senior Carer Dawn Clarke which were cut and shared out to toast the CQC report and thank the hard-working staff at Marley court alongside afternoon tea!
“I’m delighted the inspectors recognised the quality of care delivered by my amazing team, this result shows how dedicated our staff are and having this celebration shows them how much their hard work is appreciated. The power of music proves to be the best way to uplift the mood around the home and we all had a fantastic day.”
The care home earned the GOOD rating across all five tested areas – Safety, Effectiveness, Care, Responsiveness and Leadership – following a CQC inspection in September.
Marley Court have plans to create a Covid secure visitation area of the home following the success of Covid secure lodges at other care homes within the Millennium care group, details will be announced soon.
Millennium Care’s Marley Court Nursing home in Chorley, Lancashire is celebrating a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The inspection assessed five areas of the service – safety, responsiveness, care, effectiveness and leadership – and was awarded ‘Good’ status in all five of these.
To celebrate this amazing achievement Marley court are planning a special ABBA day in the home, with many fans the home will be full of laughter throughout the day on Friday 23rd October.
Manager Jane Lyth says “Team Marley is very proud to have gained an Overall Good rating. We have together implemented new ideas and practices to keep our beloved residents safe. Together we have given empathetic care to our beloved residents and each other. Our activity team have ensured residents and staff have had laughter and smiles through the pandemic. Please join us in our ABBA celebration day fir much merriment for staff and residents”
With social distancing measures still in place and all non-essential visits from family and friends stopped, Marley court have been using Facebook portal not only to help residents stay connected with family and friends but to continue to enjoy their favourite Entertainers.
Elaine Wright Activity co-ordinator say’s “I think it’s well deserved, we are lucky here that we are a very good team, everyone helps out throughout activities and often come to me with ideas, because of this we have managed to keep the moral in the home high and keep everyone smiling throughout these difficult times.”
Marley Court has a 9.7 out of 10 rating on carehome.co.uk, the sector’s leading care home comparison website.
Lavender Hills Care Home are in the process of building a Covid secure visitation lodge so residents can visit their family and friends during the pandemic whilst adhering to government guidelines.
The lodge has Covid-19 safety measures including two entrances, a perspex room divider and an automatic sanitisation system which ensure that residents and visitors can enjoy their visit to Lavender Hills care home without worry.
Whilst the lodge is designed with security in mind, it isn’t a cold nor uninviting space with specially designed insulation and an interior design chosen by the local community the lodge is as cosy and warm as our living room.
Features such as an automatic sanitisation system means that following each visit the area is made sterile for the next guests and resident. This means that visitors and residents don’t require PPE, which can seem alien to many of the care home residents.
Lavender Hills care home Manager Stacey Astin say’s
“We are extremely pleased to be able to announce our new visitation lodge, the build has started this week meaning our lovely residents will soon be able to spend time with their loved ones in a safe environment. as families are as much a part of our home as our residents.”
The lodge comes after the success of the Rawthrone retreat based at Worthington Lake care home in Standish Wigan, another home of the Millennium care family which was the first of it’s kind in the North and featured on BBC news.
The new visitation Lodge at Lavender Hills will feature the tried and tested online booking feature on the Lavender Hills website allowing families to arrange quality time with their loved ones at the click of a button.