Rivacre House team shortlisted for three prestigious awards

November 2023 · min read

Our team at Rivacre House are in the running for three prestigious awards in recognition of the outstanding care they deliver to residents.

The team have been shortlisted for the Co-Production Award, which recognises teams who make extra efforts to involve service users and their families in the planning and delivery of the care they receive.

The team were nominated by Mark Thornton our co-production co-ordinator. He said: “Everyone is valued at Rivacre. Residents actively participate in monthly meetings to co-produce activities, often with the support of local organisations and businesses. It’s a real team and community effort, and really represents the spirit of co-production.”

Rivacre House Coproduction

Support Worker Victoria Wedge is celebrating after being named as a finalist in two categories: Support Worker of the Year and the Dignity in Care award. Victoria was nominated by manager Dreena in recognition of the wellbeing activities she organises for residents, which include meditation sessions and dance workshops.

Service Manager Dreena Davies said: “The work Victoria does with residents really helps them to build confidence and self-esteem.

“She’s developed regular mediation and affirmation sessions to help people live in the moment and appreciate the positives in every day. She also uses physical therapy to help people be more aware of their own thoughts and bodies and how it’s all linked to overall health.

“Part of this includes dance workshops and performances with the Fallen Angels Dance Theatre Group, who have been to Rivacre to work with residents. They love having a regular creative outlet, and it all has such a positive impact on health and wellbeing.”

Shane Parnell, Associate Director of Operations, said of the awards: “It’s so important to celebrate the successes of all the hardworking teams within the care sector. Just being nominated means that someone has noticed how the team go above and beyond every day to help improve lives.

“To reach the finals in the face of stiff competition really is a great honour for this wonderful team and their manager Dreena.

“And a special mention to Victoria, who works hard to share her own love of meditation and movement with residents. The sessions she arranges help people to explore their creativity while giving them new and different tools to work through any issues they’re experiencing.

“We’re thrilled for everyone at Rivacre and are rooting for them all the way.”

The finalists will find out if they’ve won at a gala dinner which will take place at Manchester’s Kimpton Clocktower on 11th November.

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