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 the country’s leading care home review platform.


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