Congratulations to the Grafton Avenue team at Affinity Supporting People who won a top award recently for the quality of their work.
The team won the Care Team award at the North West heat of the Great British Care Awards, one of the industry’s top ceremonies celebrating great work in the sector.
We had a great night at the ceremony, held at the Palace Hotel in Manchester, and our colleague Robin Eddleston of Springhill Care Home also won the Dementia Carer of the Year award.
The gentlemen we support at Grafton Avenue get together with family members to say congratulations, pictured, something that means a lot to us all.
Along with the two wins for Robin and the Affinity team, four Springhill staff were also finalists – Jean Ali of Birch Green Care Home for the Good Nurse award, Sara Moss of Affinity for the Home Care Worker Award and both Ken Nolan, Springhill chairman and Donna Briggs, managing director, for the Care Employer of the Year award.
In total, forty of us from Affinity, Springhill Care Home and Birch Green Care Home attended, and Dom Dyer of the Grafton Avenue team had two reasons to celebrate – it was his birthday at the stroke of midnight, so celebrations continued.
Donna Briggs, chief executive of Springhill Care Group, said: “Robin and the team at Affinity represent everything that is good about the care sector. They are hard working, passionate members of staff who put the people they care for and support first, and we are very lucky to have them as colleagues.
“We’re also really proud of our finalists – to even get to the finals of the Great British Care Awards is a great achievement as the competition was certainly fierce.”
Meanwhile, Jan Wilkins, general manager of Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol, also part of the Springhill Care Group, was recently named the Registered Manager of the Year at the South West heats of the same awards.
Photographs of the event are online on our Springhill Group Facebook page: Click HERE