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Outlook Care Shortlisted for Seven Awards!

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for a bumper seven awards this year!

We have made the final cut for a number of awards across a range of disciplines.

Our Chief Executive Piotr Rejek said the news was a “wonderful testament” to the standard of care and the quality of staff within the organisation.

The awarding bodies that have shortlisted Outlook Care include the National Care AwardsDementia Care Awards,  Great British Care Awards, The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards with the potential for one more.  This is a huge achievement for us, and we are extremely proud that we could potentially win a number of awards spanning various categories.

Here are the people who have been shortlisted and their categories:

  • Natelie Bessey, Assistant Director of Operations and Business Development – Care Leadership Category – National Care Awards
  • Becky Pinnock, Foxburrow Grange Home Manager – Best Dementia Care Manager Category – Dementia Care Awards
  • Margaret Brodie, Foxburrow Grange Activities CoordinatorCare Activities Coordinator/Facilitator Category – National Care Awards
  • Foxburrow Grange Care TeamCare Team Category – Great British Care Awards
  • Kelly Roberts, Service Manager – Care Innovator Category – Great British Care Awards and also Innovative Quality Outcomes in the 3rd Sector Care Awards
  • Sophie Richard, Support Worker – Care Newcomer Category – Great British Care Awards

Kelly Roberts, Home Manager of three services based in the Havering/Romford area of Essex, including Beauly WayHulse Avenue and Veronica Close, was shortlisted for two awards by different awarding bodies, both involving innovation. These categories recognise the person who has shown exceptional entrepreneurial skills in identifying, developing, implementing and establishing a new service, product or system.

Kelly has worked in partnership with Doctor Singh of Lynwood Medical Centre to tackle the distressing doctor/waiting room scenario for people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) and the Gold Card scheme was born. The card is a VIP pass for customers, entitling them to priority treatment which turns the experience into a positive one. The scheme has been proven very successful, making customers feel far calmer and more relaxed about the service. The plan is to work with other GP partners to launch the Gold Card in further surgeries.

Piotr Rejek, chief executive said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in so many categories, and it’s particularly pleasing that they are spread across so many areas of what we do. This is a wonderful testament to our team, which has unrivalled and long-established levels of excellence in caring and support.

“As well as empowering people with learning disabilities and mental health issues, we also value empowering our staff, giving them the power to make choices and welcome new ideas. This motivates our employees to be the best that they can be, and we’re thrilled that their hard work and passion has been recognised by so many awarding bodies.”

“Winning an award would be the cherry on the cake, but we’re very proud just to be shortlisted – this is already a fantastic achievement!”

The judging dates for all are around 12th October, and we are ecstatic to see the results.