Inglewood House reach the Great British Care Awards finals

Inglewood House reach the Great British Care Awards finals

 The team at Inglewood House are proud and excited at having made the finals of the Great British Care Awards, in the Team Award Category. The special gala event is due to be hosted on the 23rd July 2021 at the Hilton Hotel in Brighton. Holly Dullaway, a support worker at Inglewood House, has also made the finals in the category of Support Worker Newcomer Award.

Liz Hayes, Service Manager at Inglewood, shared how she feels about her team getting through to the final awards, “It’s a great honour – I feel humbled and overwhelmed following what has been a very difficult and challenging year, that my team are in the finals of such a prestigious award.”

“I believe my team should win because they are so dedicated, dependable, hardworking and have gone above and beyond of what is expected of them in our service. The dedication in end of life care is second to none at Inglewood House.”

“The team do a difficult job brilliantly. Nothing is ever too much trouble. All staff care deeply about the individuals they support and are always prepared to do more than they are asked to do. Team Inglewood’s priority is forever improving the quality of the service – not just the support delivered, but also the environment which is regularly decorated and always both homely and beautifully presented.”

“We invite family and friends of people we support to be involved, and come and visit their loved ones whenever they wish, and ensure they are invited and involved in all celebrations that involves their loved one.”

Liz also shared her aspirations for the service and what she is looking forward to most, “I hope for all of us to return to the new normal, and for all the people we support in our care homes to continue to have a dedicated and caring team at Inglewood. And for us to support all new people at Inglewood to flourish and be happy. I intend for us to continue to offer exceptional end of life care for people we support, and to continue moving forward and expanding our reputation in caring for younger adults with dementia.”

Every year there are thousands of entries sent into the Great British Care Awards and so being a shortlisted finalist represents an extremely positive recognition of their support, achievements, and value to their communities.

Holly Dullaway, a support worker at Inglewood, has also made it to the finals, in the category of Support Worker Newcomer Award.  Holly said, “I’m really shocked and surprised, and really pleased that I have been nominated by someone!“

Sharing her hopes for the future, Holly said “I’m looking forward to things hopefully going back to normal, and being able to support individuals back to a normal way of life after covid. I hope one day to become a registered manager! I’ve been with Achieve together for nearly two years, and they are always encouraging staff to learn new skills.”

We wish everyone at Inglewood House and Holly, huge congratulations, and are very proud of what they have achieved in getting this far in the awards nomination process.