Seven HC-One Colleagues shortlisted for awards at the Great British Care Awards 2022Seven HC-One Colleagues from care homes across the East Midlands have been shortlisted as finalists by the judging panel at the Great British Care Awards 2022, Regional Awards for the East Midlands region. 

The awards recognise the achievements, hard work and kind care shown by the seven finalists to Residents, Relatives and Colleagues as well as the dedication and passion they show every day to ensure the people they support receive the best quality care. 

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

•    Hayley Sandison, Wellbeing Coordinator at Clarendon Hall Care Home, finalist in The Activity Coordinator Award Category
Hayley ensures the activities she provides to Residents cover mind, body and soul and that Residents are fully included in the planning of the activities. To cover body, Hayley does chair based exercise, keep fit, relaxation, movement to music, table cricket, ball games and multi-games. Hayley gets Residents’ minds active by doing crafts, quizzes, playing Wii games, reminiscence, bingo, Play Your Cards Right, dominoes and Name That Tune. To cater to Residents’ souls there are regular singalongs, monthly church services, live music, poetry, karaoke and reminiscence. 

    Victoria Meakin, Kitchen Manager at Aspen Court (Derby) Care Home, finalist in The Care Home Chef/Cook Award Category

Victoria always ensures that the Residents at Aspen Court receive the very best possible standard of food, no matter what the Residents’ preferences are. This is evidenced by the effort and creativity they put in, working closely with the wellbeing team, to develop theme nights to showcase their food in imaginative ways to make memorable occasions for Residents.

•    Ben Smith, Head Chef at Willow Court Care Home, finalist in The Care Home Chef/Cook Award Category

Ben’s pride and passion for food, and the standards he sets for himself and his team, are clear for anyone who spends time with him. He loves experimenting with fresh, vibrant ingredients to excite his Residents, whilst working carefully to a budget and within the necessary dietary requirements of his Residents. 

•    Karen Farrow, Senior Housekeeper at Altham Court Care Home, finalist in The Ancillary Worker Award Category

Karen has transformed the standards of hygiene at the home. Karen is the Infection, Prevention and Control link at the home. Karen leads her team by example, ensuring the home has a full supply of PPE and cleaning products and supports the Manager in providing daily information of stock levels. Karen is passionate about her team demonstrating this with her dedication to them, recognising their achievements, birthdays and supporting them when times are tough.  

•    Paula Sellars, Deputy Manager at Altham Court Care Home, finalist in The Social Care Nurse Award Category

Paula is the Deputy Manager at the home but first and foremost she is a Nurse. Paula can balance the two roles very well and is a huge support to the home. She leads by example and will never ask anyone to do anything she is not willing to do herself. She has supported her fellow Nurses to take ownership and promoted confidence within the team and embraced their knowledge of the home and residents. Paula supports with supervisions and has created some wonderful displays for staff learning. Paula’s clinical knowledge is expanse but is always keen to learn more. 

•    Rani Mose, Deputy Manager at Magna Care Home, finalist in The Social Care Nurse Award Category

Rani is a Deputy Home Manager at Magna but most importantly she is a nurse first and foremost, promoting emotional, physical, psychological and social health of Residents who she supports in the care home. In her role, Rani demonstrates how her nursing skills integrate with social care.

•    Springwater Lodge Care Team, finalist in the Care Team Award Category 

The team at Springwater Lodge Care Home demonstrate a shared vision and agreed goals. The team has an excellent communication process and each Colleagues skills are recognised within the team. The team show commitment to dignity and privacy for Residents and their own team members. 

James Tugendhat, Chief Executive at HC-One, commented: 

“I am extremely proud that seven HC-One Colleagues across our care homes in the East Midlands are being recognised as finalists at the prestigious, Great British Care Awards 2022, Regional Awards for the East Midlands region. The pandemic has presented many challenges for our Colleagues and care homes but it has also highlighted the amazing work our Colleagues do in our homes, especially during the challenges of the pandemic. 
“Our Colleagues have worked together to do so much to help, support and care for our Residents living in our care homes. Being named as finalists acknowledges their hard work and the kind care that they have shown to each other, Residents and Relatives, as well as the dedication and passion they show every day to ensure the people they support receive the best quality care.
“The awards highlight their acts of kindness, the great work they are doing in our homes and provide us with a chance to say thank you to them for the selfless work they continue to do every single day.”


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 East Midlands region takes place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham on Thursday 3rd November 2022 when the winners will be announced. Successful winners of the East 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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