Manager of Belstead Mews heads to the Great British Care Awards 2019

October 24, 2019

Consensus are delighted to share that Pat Haley, Manager of Belstead Mews has been named as a finalist in the East of England regional finals of the Great British Care Awards 2019.

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The awards pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

Pat who has been shortlisted in the Care Home Manager category, has been the registered service manager of Belstead Mews, a Children and Young Person’s Service in Ipswich, Suffolk for the last four years. By focusing everything around the children and their wellbeing, wishes and needs, she has ensured they have excellent experiences which is reflected in the service being rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Pat also won ‘Manager of the Year’ at Caring Homes Group Internal Recognition Awards held in June 2019 for being a passionate and inspiring manager with a calm, fair and supportive approach.

In nominating Pat, Deputy Manager, Sarah McCulloch said, “I was delighted to put Pat forward for this award because she is a truly outstanding manager. Since she arrived four years ago, she has transformed the service and the lives of the children and support team with her ambitious, person-centred approach and kind, compassionate nature.”

Pat said, “I feel very humbled to have been nominated by Sarah for this award. The positive outcomes we support individuals to achieve here at Belstead is very much a team effort and therefore this shortlisting is really an acknowledgment of us all as a team. I am looking forward to attending the gala and pleased that Sarah will be sharing the experience with me.”

As a shortlisted finalist, the team will proudly be heading to a judging day in September and has been invited to attend a glittering Gala Event in Peterborough at the end of October.

There were twenty-one categories available for nomination, which represent all areas of the social care sector, whether it be older people or specialist services, residential or home care. From frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation.

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