Inspiring workers and volunteers across the borough’s health and social care sector were recognised at an annual awards ceremony in Grimsby.
Some of the most deserving people working in the profession gathered together at the Humber Royal Hotel for the North East Lincolnshire Health and Social Care Awards 2017, where prizes were presented in a range of categories, including Newcomer of the Year and the Long Service award.
Mark Webb, chair of the North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), gave a defiant and heartfelt speech at the end of the ceremony, in which he encouraged those in the room to make their voices, heard when it came to pressure from Government policy decisions.
Mark Webb, said, “I would implore you, don’t ever give up pushing that message out. You are the ones that make it work. We need to be made to listen to you at all times – never stop shouting about that. ‘Caring’ doesn’t get halfway to describe the work that you do”
He added: “Everyone is well aware of the challenges. These are the people who feel it in their everyday work and in the way they care for the most vulnerable people in our society.
Prior to the ceremony itself, individuals and teams who provide an “exceptional level of care and are proactively working to improve quality in the industry” were selected by a panel of judges as possible winners of the 12 categories.
The winners of the awards were as follows:
- Newcomer of the Year – Sarah Harrison
- Partnership Working – Integrated Bereavement Team
- Continuing Professional Development – Linzi Johnson
- Management/Leadership – Sharon Long
- Dignity and Equality – Adult Learning Disability Therapy Health Walk Team
- Supporting Local Communities – Jo Avery
- Innovation – Cancer Survivorship Team
- Promoting Independence – Lynsey Barnett
- Volunteer – Alzheimer’s Society
- Staff Member of the Year – Danielle Beckett
- Team of the Year – Haven Team
- Long Service – Chris Buffam
Care4all’s Jo Avery won the Supporting Local Communities award, through her tireless work on the Safe Place Scheme and we are extremely proud of her and all of the work that she does for Care4all.
This press release is courtesy of the Grimsby Telegraph.
For more information about the Safe Place scheme, visit www.care4all.org.uk or call 01472 322426.