AWARDS have been handed out to care home staff for being the most valued, most organised and a shining star.
Residents and family members of those living at Mandale House Care Home, on Acklam Road, Thornaby, voted in the inaugural awards ceremony.
A special event was held at the home, when Mayor Cllr Steve Walmsley and Mayoress Sylvia Walmsley presented the winners with their accolades.
Mayor Cllr Walmsley said: “It’s an honour to be invited to present the awards to the staff at Mandale House Care Home. They have all done so well.
“The home has such a wonderful atmosphere and it’s a joy to come and visit.”
Among the winners was deputy manager Lisa Tones, who received the Most Valued Player award, and home manager Louise Clements, who was named Most Organised Person.
The Shining Star award went to activities coordinator Tracy Wilson for her work on the HenPower Project, which saw three chickens housed at the care home.
Housekeeper Caroline Young, who raised over £300 for the home’s specialist dementia suite earlier this year with a sponsored walk, won four awards. They included Multitasker of the Year, Going the Extra Mile, Attendance Award and the Spirit Award.
She said: “I’m staggered to win the awards for doing something that I love.”
Home manager Louise Clements said: “Caroline is the embodiment of dedication and kindness that she shows to residents at the home.
“All of the staff work so hard to provide the highest level of care and comfort for our residents and they are all deserving of praise.
“The special ceremony was also an opportunity to celebrate the “Good” CQC rating we received earlier this year, which clearly demonstrates the dedication staff bring to Mandale House every day.”
Resident Eunice Small added: “They’re a good bunch and all deserve their awards.”