Five amazing HC-One Colleagues shortlisted for awards at the Great British Care Awards 2022, RegionaFive HC-One Colleagues from care homes and area teams across the West Midlands region of England have been shortlisted as finalists by the judging panel at the Great British Care Awards 2022, Regional Awards for the West Midlands region. 

The awards acknowledge the outstanding work of the five HC-One finalists and other individuals who have shown dedication, expertise and excellence within their field including the social care sector.  

HC-One’s finalists for the Great British Care Awards 2022, Regional Awards for the West Midlands region are:

•    Pauline Gardiner, Senior Home Manager at Branston Court Care Home, finalist in The Dementia Carer Award Category
Pauline’s passion for striving for good quality and person-centred care for people living with Dementia is evident. The environment at Branston Court is a home and a real community where Residents can enjoy their second life without fear of being stigmatised. With over 40 years of experience, she is a knowledgeable and dedicated leader who is passionate about delivering the highest standards in care and quality of life for Residents. 

Pauline works closely with her team to ensure that they reflect her beliefs of the person first, Dementia second. She extends her caring approach to her Colleagues and works closely with them to deliver care and support to Residents.

•    Sheryl Davis, Home Manager at Brandon House Care Home, finalist in The Dementia Carer Award Category 

Sheryl is hugely passionate about caring for people living with dementia, seeing the person not the disease. Her role is to ensure the provision of high quality and the kindest care to Residents. 
Sheryl always shows creativity in delivering personalised care and her leadership means it’s a whole team approach. Sheryl has worked hard to transform the living environment at the home within existing resources through ingenuity and community engagement. An example of this are the life stations in the home including a pub and post office which have true purpose, being used for the benefit of Residents through the provision of a range of activities and special events.

•    Professor Graham Stokes, Director of Dementia Care at HC-One, finalist in The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award Category 

Professor Graham Stokes is the Director of Dementia Care Services at HC-One and supports HC-One dementia care homes across the UK. He is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in dementia care. He is one of the most influential people working in dementia in the UK. 
Professor Stokes has been instrumental in developing and shaping the concept of person-centred care and his work over the years has seen him involved with many of the leading initiatives in his field.

•    Anita Horton, Home Manager at Priorslee House Care Home, finalist in The Care Home Registered Manager Award Category 

Anita has demonstrated a high level of expertise and exceptional skills in managing the complexities of running Priorslee House Care Home which opened in October 2021 and offers high quality residential and residential dementia care to older ladies and gentlemen. Anita has shown great leadership, best practice and continual professional development in her role. 

•    Susan Grantham, Head Housekeeper at Victoria Gardens Care Home, finalist in The Ancillary Worker Award Category

Sue’s main role as Head Housekeeper is to supervise the Housekeeping Team. Sue ensures the team’s work is carried out to a high standard. She leads by example, setting the bar high when it comes to cleanliness and following infection control measures. She nominated herself to take on additional responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, by becoming the Housekeeping Infection Control Lead/Champion. 
Sue is responsible for ensuring the cleaning of the home and that laundry products are ordered and stock is rotated appropriately. Sue ensures that the cleaning chemicals are stored appropriately and all COSHH data information is up to date and current.

Tracey Tomlins, Managing Director at HC-One, commented: 
“Congratulations to our five HC-One finalists at the West Midlands Regional Great British Care Awards - this is a fantastic achievement, and we are all incredibly proud of them!

“Being shortlisted as a finalist at these prestigious awards is a massive achievement. It is truly a testament to the dedication shown by our Colleagues, even in the most challenging of times. They have truly gone above and beyond to provide the kindest care to Residents living in our care homes, as we strive to be the first-choice care provider in each of the communities that we serve.”

The Great British Care Awards consist of 23 awards, which cover a wide range of areas of the social care sector. The awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of distinction across the care sector. The awards pay tribute to those who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their area of work. The award ceremony of the Great British Care Awards 2022, Regional Awards for the West Midlands region of England takes place at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham on Saturday 5th November 2022 when the winners will be announced. Successful winners at the West Midlands regional awards will progress to the national finals of the Great British Care Awards 2023 taking place on Friday 17th March 2023 at the ICC in Birmingham.
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