We are thrilled to announce that our very own Kathryn Disley, who manages Windsor House in Wigan, has been shortlisted for the prestigious award of Manager of the Year at the Great British Care Awards.
As Manager, Kathryn has worked tirelessly to ensure that Residents at Windsor House care home live the best life that they possibly can. She constantly explores new ways to improve their environment, their wellbeing and their interactions with others.
The Manager of the Year award goes to a Manager who shows vision in developing person centred care and supporting staff to meet the ever changing needs of residents in the home.
The purpose of the Great British Care Awards is to pay tribute to those individuals in the care sector who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. The finalists attended a virtual meeting last month where they were interviewed by several judges who themselves work within the care sector. The results will be announced at a regional gala dinner in April with the winners securing a place at the national awards.
This is a tremendous achievement for Kathryn and a fantastic recognition of her hard work and commitment to Windsor House. In particular, her efforts to keeping the home a safe space during the pandemic for both residents and staff alike.
Kathryn say’s “I feel extremely honoured to be nominated for the Registered Manager’s Award and was more than surprised when I got word that I was shortlisted for the finals, it wasn’t expected at all.
I absolutely love managing Windsor House, coming to work every day feels like visiting a relatives house, so homely and warm, I can only explain it is like getting a huge hug from a friend and in a time when hugs feel so far and few between, I wouldn’t choose to be anywhere else right now. The nomination has certainly lifted the spirits of an already very happy care home.”
Kathryn continues “I have tried my very best over the last 2 years to bring some well deserved recognition to this fantastic team, they are doing some amazing things and it needed shouting from the roof tops, I truly feel that Windsor House is absolutely on a par with the larger environments and hopefully this is evident now. The foundations were always there, it just needed building on and we are now certainly on the ‘outstanding’ map.”
Kath Purnell senior carer say’s “The environment is so welcoming, it makes me proud to come to work.’
Steph Martindale, activity coordinator say’s “Kathryn always puts residents of Windsor House first and nothing is too much trouble, I feel supported with activities and it’s great to see, I’m so glad she has been shortlisted for this award it is very well deserve, well done.
Kathryn is a very interactive Manager who loves nothing more than to sit and chat with each of the residents that we care for at Windsor house. Her aim is that each and every resident feels like part of the Windsor House family.
She is very cheerful and positive and leads by example, to deliver the highest standard of care possible.
For more information on Windsor house visit www.millennium-care.co.uk/windsor-house-care-home/
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