The Dignity in Care Awards organised by Staffordshire County Council took place on 18th July at Newcastle College of Performing Arts. CM2000 Account Manager, Kyle Hutchinson-Pinnock, attended the heart-warming event, with over 200 guests in honour of Carers recognised for going the extra mile for dignity.
As the Council’s chosen homecare monitoring supplier, CM2000 supported the awards for the third year running, by providing prizes for each of the award winners. Categories covered Leadership, Community, Dignity Champions and Informal Carer. The Staffordshire County Council awards recognise care services and individuals who ensure people in care are treated with dignity and respect, and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.
The National Dignity Council campaign’s core values are about having dignity in our hearts, minds and actions. Staffordshire’s vision is to be a place where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and happy and to improve quality of life for all. Support built around the person and services of the highest quality all demonstrate respect, dignity and fairness.
Alan White, Deputy Leader at Staffordshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said:
“Our Dignity in Care Awards give us a great opportunity to celebrate and thank the thousands of carers who do a wonderful job, always going that extra mile for the people they look after. Once again it was great to see such a mix of carers and roles, from those working in large carer organisations to those in specialist care homes and especially the army of informal carers looking after family members and relatives.
What impresses me most about our awards are the individual stories and the commitment that people make to their families and to their clients. I would like to thank all our carers for their contributions and hope they can enjoy their awards.”
Kyle met some of the extraordinary individuals who were recognised for their outstanding work during the day and commented:
“It was a privilege to be part of an event that rewards the unsung heroes of the care sector in Staffordshire. There were some awe-inspiring stories about compassionate and dedicated individuals who make a huge difference to the lives of people who need care and support.”
Charlotte Murphy, Development & Engagement Officer for Staffordshire County Council said:
“Staffordshire County Council were delighted to have been able to host the Dignity in Care Awards for another year. This has been greatly supported by CM2000 and without them and other organisations, including Newcastle College, we wouldn’t have been able to host them. Well done to everyone that was nominated for an award!”
For details on the winners please visit http://www.staffordshirenewsroom.co.uk/carers-recognised-going-extra-mile-dignity/ for the full press release.