Dedicated care home staff shortlisted for more awards

By 31st October, 2017 News No Comments

Staff at our Braintree care home are on a roll after being shortlisted for three awards at The Prosper Essex Care Sector Awards.

The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes have also recently been shortlisted for nine regional and three national awards, bringing the total up to an incredible 15 shortlistings.

Head of Maintenance Mark Wadforth, who was also shortlisted for the Ancillary Worker award at the Great British Care Awards, is in the running for the Unsung Hero Award.

Home Manager at St Mary’s Court, Terri Pike, has been shortlisted for Outstanding Leader, and St Mary’s Court and The New Deanery care homes have been shortlisted for the Essex Care Sector Team Award.

Sonnet Care Homes CEO, Julia Clinton, said: “We are over the moon to have been shortlisted for even more awards. It is great for the teams to get some well-deserved recognition for their commitment to each resident’s well-being, and for how hard they all work on a day-to-day basis.”

 ‘Prosper’ is a collaboration between care homes, Essex County Council, the health sector, UCLPartners and Anglia Ruskin Health Partnership, which is aiming to improve safety and reduce harm for vulnerable care home residents, including reducing hospital admissions and deterioration in their health and quality of life.

The Prosper Essex Care Sector Awards aim to celebrate the excellence of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to improve the safety and reputation of care homes across Essex.

Mark Wadforth, who has worked at the homes for nearly seven years, said: “Even if I don’t win the Unsung Hero award, I am incredibly proud to have reached this stage.”

Terri Pike, who is up for the Outstanding Leader Award said: “I absolutely love my job, so to have some official recognition is a huge bonus and makes all the hard work worthwhile!”

“I am extremely lucky to work with such a great team and these award short-listings will boost everyone’s morale and will make sure we keep up the outstanding work!”

Winners of the awards will be announced on 28 November at Chelmsford Racecourse.

Both The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court have been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘outstanding’ for leadership and ‘good’ in all other aspects covering care, safety, effectiveness and responsiveness.

To find out about accommodation and respite care with Sonnet Care Homes, please call 01376 328600 for St Mary’s Court or 01376558555 for The New Deanery, or visit or .

Picture: Staff from St Mary’s Court Care Home, with Terri Pike (right) and Mark Wadforth (left), are celebrating after being shortlisted for three more awards