Clare House celebrates excellence in Scotland

August 10, 2018

Team members from Clare House in Dunblane, joined with colleagues from Caring Homes’ seven Scottish care homes at Marchglen Care Centre in Fishcross, this week for the Caring Homes’ Group Scottish Recognition Awards.

Colleagues, supported individuals and relatives were asked to nominate across nine categories: Nurse of the Year, Nurse Newcomer, Care & Support, Care Newcomer, Meaningful Activities, Nutrition/Eating Well, Management/Leadership, Specialist Adult Care, and Support Services.

Consensus Managing Director James Allen said; “We are extremely proud of the service at Clare House and delighted to recognise the success and achievements of our colleagues.

“These awards give us the opportunity to celebrate excellence in Scotland and the high calibre of the services provided by both Caring Homes and Consensus.”

After a large volume of nominations and a rigorous interview process the Consensus award winners were:

·         Support Service Achievement – Selina Wain, Operations Manager

·         Meaningful Activity – Kerri McMillan, Support Worker

·         Care Newcomer – Colin Burns, Service Manager

·         Care and Support – Lori Hazel, Support Worker

·         Care and Support – Kirsty Maynard, Support Worker

·         Management and Leadership – Claire Clark, Team Leader

Many compliments were made within nominations for the winners including, “Kerri is kind, polite, considerate and makes us feel safe.” Colin Service Manager of Clare House was nominated for being happy, friendly and fitting in well with the team since he joined in May this year. Whilst a supported individual praised Lori Hazel by stating; “Lori takes us shopping, is always happy, plays xbox has good fashion sense and is a good listener.” And another supported individual nominated Kirsty noting, “Kirsty is like a friend and she helps out in the kitchen!”

Several colleagues nominated Claire Clark saying, “She has the patience of a saint, nothings too much trouble. She is respected by the team and supported individuals alike as a hard-working, lovely person.”

Clare House in Dunblane, Stirlingshire was the first service in Scotland to exclusively provide support for male and females with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) aged between 20 and 50 years old. The home has ensuite bedrooms in the main house and adjacent self-contained cottages where individuals are supported to lead a more independent life.

More than 40 long service awards for 10, 15 and 20 years’ service were also presented at the awards event by Caring Homes Managing Director, Tracey Fletcher-Ray.


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