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Kent Care Awards Shouts About Its Winners

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Kent Care Awards 2018

Alison Worsfold from Hilton Nursing Partners receiving the Innovation Award from Robert Stewart from the Kent Pioneers Design and Learning Centre.

Kent Care Awards 2018

Chris Woodward from Sai Care Homes receiving the Dementia Care Award from category sponsor Morten Mathisen from Sekoia.

Friday the 14th saw the very best in the Kent care sector come together to celebrate the Kent Care Awards at the Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone. Now in its third year, the awards welcomed 300 guests to the gala evening to recognise caring excellence from front line workers in the care sector who work hard to improve the standard of care in the region.

This year 188 nominations were received from companies across Kent with entries judged on dedication, commitment, innovation, career development, overall reputation, and examples of caring excellence.

Of the 60 finalists congratulations now goes to the 12 category winners listed below:  

Kent Care Awards 2018

Danny Hutchington from Tudor Lodge care home, part of Sai Care Homes, receiving the Putting People First Award from category sponsor Katie King, from Hilton Nursing Partners.

Kent Care Awards 2018

Bethanie Shepherd from Alexander House, part of the Nicholas James Care, receiving the Ancillary Worker Award from category sponsor Mick Farquhar from Citation.

 

Innovator Award – Alison Worsfold from Hilton Nursing Partners

Putting People First Award – Danny Hutchington Tudor Lodge, Sai Care Homes

 

Home Care Manager Award – Rhona McClelland from No Place Like Home

Nurse Care Award – Holly Dalton from Hilton Nursing Partners

 

Kent Care Awards 2018

Holly Dalton from Hilton Nursing Partners receiving the Excellence in Nurse Care Award from Patrick Quinn from the Great British Care Awards.

Kent Care Awards 2018

Chris Woodward from Sai Care Homes receiving the Dementia Care Award from category sponsor Morten Mathisen from Sekoia.

Care Home Manager Award – Elizabeth Brown from Abbey Lodge Residential Home

Dementia Care Award – John Woodward from Sai Care Homes

Home Care Worker Award – Melanie Norris from No Place Like Home

 

Care Team Award – Ashcroft House part of Regal Care Homes

Care Trainer Award – Julie Berry from LDC Dover

 

Kent Care Awards 2018

Julie Berry from LDC Dover receiving the Care Trainer Award by Ann Davidson from KICA (Kent Integrated Care Alliance)

Kent Care Awards 2018

Melanie Norris from No Place Like Home, receiving the Home Care Worker Award by category sponsor Darren Humby from Quick to Care.

 

Ancillary Worker Award – Bethanie Shepherd from Alexander House, part of the Nicholas James Care.

Care Nutrition Award – Vanessa Wright from Avondale Care 

Care Home Worker Award – Erica Conway from Strode Park Foundation

 

Ann Taylor, Chair of KICA says: “I really have to congratulate everyone that entered. The standard was very high and judging incredibly difficult, our winners are shining stars and it was a pleasure to celebrate their success.” 

Kent Care Awards 2018

Rhona McClelland from No Place Like Home receiving the Home Care Manager Award by category sponsor Laura Guntip from Lester Aldridge LLP.

Kent Care Awards 2018

Pictured is Adam Hutchison, owner of the New Romney based Belmont Healthcare Group, winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Social Care.

Sponsored by Kent County Council the event was attended by Cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, Graham Gibbens, and the newly appointed corporate director for adult social care and health, Penny Southern.

The Annual Care Awards celebrate the work carried out by carers and care companies in Kent. The awards provide a chance to reward those people who have simply delivered something awesome whilst recognising the Kent care sector as a whole showing appreciation and recognising the good work everyone does day in day out, year after year.



 

 

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