Piotr’s Blog – Shortlisted for a Staggering Seven Awards!
Outlook Care staff have been shortlisted for a staggering seven awards!
This is a fantastic achievement, not only for the individuals but for the whole organisation as we congratulate them on their success so far.
It’s always a pleasure to not only recognise our staff internally but to know that external bodies also recognise the value and worth of our employees and the services they deliver. Our staff are our greatest asset and to see them year on year shortlisted for awards is great evidence that staff have the right values and commitment to consistently provide excellent support.
Sophie Richard is a fairly new member of staff who has been shortlisted in the Care Newcomer category for the London region of the Great British Care Awards.
Sophie works with customers who, because of their mental health support needs, can be ‘hard to reach’, and many of whom have not engaged with their mental health team. Sophie is able to the see the person beyond their mental health support needs and has made strong connections with them. Thanks to her caring nature, Sophie has established a link for some of the people she supports between hormonal imbalance and their experience of psychosis. The identification of this link between heightened psychosis and hormonal imbalance has not only been beneficial to all Outlook Care staff but has helped the local Community Recovery Team provide more effective support to women with mental health issues.
It so often happens that a member of staff comes up with an idea that makes such a difference to the lives of people they support. When it can be rolled out to the whole organisation, that becomes very powerful.
Sophie, along with our other shortlisted finalists, will be attending the various gala dinners in the coming weeks where the winners will be announced. But to us they are already winners. We wouldn’t be the effective organisation we are without the innovating, engaging and caring natures of our staff and we wish them lots of luck at the gala dinners. We couldn’t be prouder of them.
All the very best.