Springhill Care staff from across the group have been praised after a team attended the national finals of the Great British Care Awards.
The awards are held each year to celebrate the achievements of the sector and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their fields of work in social care.
Winners are chosen for 21 categories from the thousands of entries received each year. Springhill was shortlisted in four categories:
- Springhill Care Group: The Care Employer Award
- Donna Greenhalgh of Springhill Care Home: The Dementia Carer Award
- Shannon Sheppard of Riversway Nursing Home: The Dignity in Care Award
- Victoria Fosuah of Riversway Nursing Home: The Dementia Carer Award
Winners from regional finals held previously went on to make up the national shortlist. In the end, Springhill was unsuccessful on the night, but Donna Briggs, Managing Director of the care group, said it was great to be selected as national finalists.
She said: “We all had a fantastic evening and to be chosen by our peers as among the very best in the country is a great honour.
“Everything we do is focused on our residents, and our staff work tirelessly within their teams and the wider community to live and breath our values. This really is a sign that we are leading the way in quality, person-centred care.”
More than 1,000 guests were entertained by X Factor and Hollyoaks star Ray Quinn, with TV personality Alison Hammond presenting the awards followed by an evening of music and entertainment.
Donna added: “We had an excellent table located right at the front of the stage which was handy for all the dancing we did.
“Thank you to everybody at Springhill Care Group who supports each other on a daily basis and well done to the finalists who are leading the way for Springhill, you are all #CaringHeroes”
The awards were held at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
To view more photos of the evening on Springhill Care Group's Facebook page click HERE