Outstanding Manager, Pat, heads to the National Care Awards

November 22, 2019

Consensus are delighted to announce that Consensus Service Manager, Pat Haley is a finalist in the National Care Awards 2019 having been shortlisted for ‘Care Manager of the Year.’

Pat who runs Belstead Mews, Children and Young Person’s Service in Ipswich, Suffolk will be joining over 700 guests at a distinguished black-tie presentation dinner at the Hilton London Metropole, Edgeware Road on Friday 29th November where the winners will be announced.

The National Care Awards, now in its 21st year, is the longest established Annual Awards in the Care sector. Organised by social care’s leading publication, Caring Times, the Awards celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care. There are 18 categories all together.

The ‘Care Manager of the Year’ award recognises an outstanding manager (or deputy) who has demonstrated a high level of expertise in managing the services of the home to the benefit of supported individuals/residents, staff and their local community.

Pat was nominated by her deputy manager, Sarah McCulloch who praised Pat for focusing everything around the children and their wellbeing, wishes and needs and for ensuring the children have excellent experiences and achieve exceptional outcomes, which is also reflected in the service being rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

In nominating Pat, Deputy Manager, Sarah McCulloch said, “I was pleased 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’m really honoured to have been nominated for this award by one of my colleagues. As a team, we have worked incredibly hard to ensure we have the right skills and the right environment to support our young people to achieve exceptional outcomes, so for me, this shortlisting really serves as an acknowledgement of what we have achieved as a whole team.”

This year, Pat has also won ‘Manager of the Year’ at Caring Homes Group Internal Recognition Awards held in June 2019 where judges praised her for being “a passionate and inspiring manager with a calm, fair and supportive approach” and was also a runner up in the Great British Care Awards, East of England regional finals in the ‘Registered Manager of the Year’ category in October. 

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