The teams at Rose Lodge Care Home in Market Deeping and Tallington Lodge Care Home near Stamford have been celebrating their annual Country Court Staff Awards this week. Traditionally Christmas is an opportunity for Country Court directors to visit all Country Court Care Home to say ‘thank you’ in-person to staff teams for all their hard work and to celebrate with their Staff Awards. This year the Awards have gone ahead virtually; with nominations made online, the judges have reviewed the entries and the winners were announced in a series of virtual award ceremonies throughout December, with the Directors broadcasting from their own ‘Santa’s Grotto’.
“The Country Court Board of Directors are extremely proud of our staff family this year.” Said Alykhan Kachra, Co-CEO. “Every day in our homes across the country we have seen examples of how our teams have gone above and beyond to keep our residents safe, often putting them before their own families. We are very lucky to have such a supportive and devoted group of people, the awards are an important opportunity to celebrate the positive work going on in our homes. Our staff should be proud of the difference they have made to people’s lives this year”.
There were over 1000 nominations across the group from staff and residents and their families. This year it was clear how much families appreciated the efforts of staff to keep their loved ones safe and how much staff had supported each other throughout the pandemic.
Winners at Rose Lodge Care Home in Market Deeping were Activity Coordinator Cayley Jones, Wellbeing Coordinator Claire Farrer, Care Assistant Jerwin Andallo and a special commendation for Home Manager Natalie White. When nominating Natalie one family member commented; “Natalie’s help and support and never give up attitude when Mum first came to Rode Lodge was exceptional. Natalie made my Mums transition to the home a lot easier for all the family and went out of her way to make Mum comfortable.”
At Tallington Lodge Care Home the award winners were Senior Carer Annette Cooper, Activity Coordinator Chantal De Vries, Care Assistant Emma Cook and a special commendation for Kitchen Assistant Maria Webb. Giving their reason for nominating Annette, one family member said; “For being human, honest and caring. My father went (to live) there from March and I have only seen him three times. I know and trust Annette to love and care for (him). Her heart is with the residents, it’s not just a job”.
The award categories are aligned to the company’s three core values of ‘Local home, National family’, ‘Shared experiences bring us together’ and ‘Celebrating life every day’, the values encompass the way Country Court wishes life to be lived in their homes. The awards go to staff who have gone above and beyond to exemplify the family values at the heart of each Country Court home.
To find out more about Country Court Staff Awards 2020 take a look at our Facebook pages @tallingtonlodgecarehome and @roselodgecarehome or contact Rabea Azad Customer Relations Manager at Tallington Lodge Care Home on 01780 740314 or Natalie White, Home Manager at Rose Lodge Care Home on 01778 344454.