Helena Jeffery wins coveted Health Investor award for her outstanding contribution to care industry
Caring Homes Group co-founder Helena Jeffery was recognised for her leadership in quality care, with the award for ‘Outstanding contribution by an individual’ at last week’s Health Investor Awards 2018.
The Health Investor Awards promote excellence and recognise innovation as well as those driving improvement in the independent sector with the judges looking for organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to health and social care in 2018. The Health Investor Awards has become the biggest event of the year for the health industry and more than 1,200 people attended the ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Helena said; “I am extremely proud to have received this award for doing a job which I am passionate about. As Caring Homes group moves into its 25th year of operation it is wonderful to have my contribution over the past quarter of a century recognised by colleagues in the care industry.”
Helena is a registered nurse with a passion for delivering personalised care to elderly people and worked as a nursing homes Manager ahead of starting Caring Homes with her son Paul in 1994. Helena is passionate about quality person centred care and ensuring that every resident achieves the highest possible quality of life.
As a result of her outstanding track record in delivering the best possible quality of life to elderly people, Helena has already been the proud recipient of two lifetime achievement awards. Her work was first acknowledged at the care industry’s Care Training Excellence Awards with ‘The Dame Vera Lynn Lifetime Achievement Award’ and most recently the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the prestigious National Care Awards in 2016.
There are now more than 60 Caring Homes supporting older people with residential, nursing or dementia care across the UK, Scotland and Channel Islands. The Consensus arm of Caring Homes Group offers supported living for people of any age living with a Learning Disability and/or other complex needs.
Despite Caring Homes’ substantial growth, Helena remains actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business, ensuring that the dedicated teams remain absolutely focused on providing the highest standards of care and support in the best environments.
Helena works closely with the Operations Team on the ongoing refurbishment programmes that ensure each home provides a high-quality living environment. Helena is also committed to providing nursing and care staff with the best training, enabling new Caring Homes staff to learn the skills and techniques they will need on a day-to-day basis.