November Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Jack Cooper who was voted Employee of the Month in November. Jack works as a bank support worker in a residential home in Cornwall.

Jack was nominated by his Deputy Manager for his willingness and ability to support a person during a spell in hospital. Liam says: “Jack ensured that he understood the ins and outs of the new needs of this person. He picked up loads of extra night shifts, which he normally does not do. His incredible willingness, plus his ability, ensured that this person was as comfortable as possible.”

Jack has continued a high level of excellence of care in his work. He asks about new care plans, guidelines and other subjects showing initiative in planning how best to support in the home. He is also praised for his positive attitude. Liam describes him as someone ‘who is always seeking to make the home a place that is, happy and full of laughter for people we support’.

He adds: “It is a great joy and pleasure to work with Jack.”

Of his award win, Jack says: “Sometimes when we are out in the community, members of the public will say some really nice things and tell us what a good job we’re doing. Receiving Employee of the Month felt a little like that. It feels amazing to be recognised for the effort we put in, but feels even better to know that what we provide for people we support is truly making their lives better.”

Runners up

Lucy Dawson is a Support Worker at a supported living home in Cheshire. She planned and arranged for a person to try horse riding for the first time in years. After finding a suitable stables, she made sure all of his needs would be met. Although they did not ride on this occasion, Lucy made the activity a very positive experience to build on, reassuring  him that they could come back soon.

Jame Purewall is Practice Lead at DCA West Bromwich, having worked there for many years. He is nominated for his exemplary support of a specific person this year. He has supported them to achieve many goals, including eating more healthily and visiting a Christmas German market, all with positive impact and outcomes.