We are national finalists!

We are beyond proud to announce that we are national finalists at the Great British Care Awards!

Congratulations to our Darlington Extra Care Team, who won the Team Award at the Great British Care Awards North East regional finals last week.

The team, made up of 80 members of staff, received the award for being supportive, friendly and cheerful throughout their 4 schemes. Lynn Carter, Service Manager said “All our staff are passionate and enjoy their job which has a major impact on the lives of the people we support. They often refer to each other as their work family - I feel privileged to be part of such an amazing team”

Another congratulations goes to Heather Sherratt, from our Barnsley Dementia Carers Outreach service, who won Care Innovator!

As well as being a passionate and generous care support worker, Heather has been involved in many projects to include the younger generation in dementia. Heather has delivered a dementia awareness session to beavers and scouts, using simple games. By working in partnership with local residential care homes, Heather set up a visiting scheme where the beavers and scouts would visit people in residential care, speak to them about their lives, then create a personal card or gift to deliver on their second visit.

The scheme has been a great success, and Heather is incredibly deserving of this award.

Well done to both Heather and our Darlington Extra Care team!

The final will take place on Friday 16 March 2018 in Birmingham.