At the end of each year, we host a ‘Staff Awards’ celebration to recognise individuals who have gone above and beyond over the previous 12 months.
During 2020, we were especially impressed with the resilience and dedication of all our staff, in a year of unprecedented challenges. So, although we weren’t able to get together in person, our virtual awards ceremony on 17th December was a particularly special celebration of our staff team’s achievements.
Each category is carefully considered, and the finalists for each category were nominated by their colleagues, with the winner being carefully selected by our Executive Management Group. The ‘Young Person Award’ was particularly meaningful, as it was voted for by the young people we care for across Care in Mind.
Care in Mind Values Champion: Cara Godbold-Holmes (Residential Manager – Willowhurst), Danny Rawcliffe (Deputy Manager – Lyndhurst), Hannah Langton (People Services Manager)
Head Office Team of the Year: Service User Involvement Team
This award was for a Head Office team who consistently demonstrate good team working, to deliver an efficient and high performing service. They have successfully implemented change and/or improved services. This could include developing new ways of working and shared learning.
Residential Home of the Year: Lyndhurst
A residential team who consistently demonstrate good team working, to deliver an efficient and high performing service. They have successfully implemented change and/or improved services. This could include developing new ways of working and shared learning.
Clinician of the Year: Josef Comyn-Doyle (Clinical Nurse Specialist / Clinical Lead – Yorkshire)
An individual working in a clinical role who has made an exceptional contribution to Care in Mind and its services, but whose contribution and role often goes unrecognised. They show dedication and commitment to their role and make a genuine difference to others.
Manager/Leader of the Year: Danny Rawcliffe (Deputy Manager – Lyndhurst)
An individual with outstanding leadership skills who inspires people to go the extra mile. They are innovative and value their peers while actively mentoring and encouraging people they work with. Tireless in their efforts to change the system for the benefit of all.
Calmer of the Storms Award: Jordan Griffiths (Deputy Manager – Brockenhurst)
The person who has the ability to show resilience when things are hectic. They remain calm in any situation and can be relied upon to get the job done and support their team in a time of crisis.
Best Newcomer: Carly Finch (Residential Manager – Elmhurst)
This is someone who has joined Care in Mind over the past 12 months and has already made an impact to the company, the lives of our young people or to the team they work in.
Extra Mile Award: Danny Rawcliffe (Deputy Manager – Lyndhurst)
An individual that goes beyond their job description to help Care in Mind deliver its objectives. They epitomise creative thinking, commitment, determination, and drive.
Covid Hero 2020 Award: Lauren Ugbode (Head of Service)
An individual or team has gone above and beyond to care for young people and colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Where the nominee has made a ‘heroic’ effort on behalf of the young people or colleagues.
The Young Person Award: Rosemary Snow (Support Worker – Westfield)
This is an award nominated by our young people to an individual who they feel has enhanced their experience at Care in Mind and has had a real, positive influence in their journey.
Outstanding Achievement Award
This year also marked an important milestone for our Managing Director, Sharron Amri. Sharron has been with Care in Mind since the very beginning, and has consistently been a positive force throughout her 10 years. She played a key part in developing Care in Mind into who we are today, and has helped the lives are countless young people.
Here is what some of her colleagues and a former young person had to say:
“I have worked at Care In Mind for nearly 6 years and I can honestly say Sharron has been amazing… Compassion is the focus of all her decision making and she continues to strive to support the delivering of care for an amazing company.” – Kelly Yates, Residential Services Manager
“You helped me in every single area of my career from support worker skills to managerial skills and even my training skills… You are never afraid to put yourself out there if it means the young people would benefit or have a moment where they forgot their problems and felt truly happy… You are an amazing Managing Director… Care in Mind wouldn’t be what it is without you where you are now. On behalf of every single person you have ever met I want to say thank you.” – Dominique Hooper, Best Practice Facilitator
“Imagining how my life might have turned out without Sharron’s intervention is not worth thinking about… Sharron was not, and is not, just a nurse, she’s a person who puts her whole energy into helping those around her. Any current or future young persons Sharron has in her care are some of the luckiest people; they are getting a second chance at life, and although not at all easy, Sharron provides all the tools needed to persevere.
So, from the bottom of my heart, I am so indebted and grateful for you, Sharron. Care in Mind would not be Care in Mind without you and you are everything people should aspire to be.” – Former Care in Mind Young Person
Many congratulations to all who received awards this year! We are very proud of all Care in Mind staff for their hard work over a difficult year. We’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead, which is particularly special as we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary – watch this space for more details!