Celebrating Our Amazing Staff!
This week we took time out to celebrate our Proud to be Parkhaven Award Winners!
We were joined by special guest Patrick McKinley, Leader of Maghull Town Council who helped award prizes to our winners and finalists. Patrick commented on the importance of our services for the local community and how our staff have been heroes during the Covid pandemic; keeping people safe and caring for the most vulnerable.
Finalists of our annual Proud to be Parkhaven Awards were all nominated by their own colleagues and service user families. Nominations have taken place across our services for the past few months and we’ve had such a great response (over 90 nominations in total!).
We asked staff and service user families to nominate their colleagues across a range of categories and we’ve been overwhelmed by the pouring in of positivity and great practice that we have seen across these nominations. It really shows that there is excellence across the board at Parkhaven Trust and this is something we should all be very proud of.
We asked people to nominate their colleagues across 7 categories, these categories promote the behaviours that Parkhaven Trust value.
Winners and runners up for each category were chosen by a panel of judges made up of a cross section of the organization; trustees, senior management team, admin and care staff were all represented on the judging panel.
The Inspirational Leader Award Winner is Jacqui Orr, Housekeeping Coordinator working across the Trust. Finalist Sarah Incledon-Blevin, Service Manager at
James Page House.
This award recognises a member of staff that demonstrates a supportive, motivational approach to their work; always leading by example.
Jacqui’s nominators said:
“Always caring, kind and willing to help.”
“She always listens to you and sorts out any problems”
“She is a good team worker.”
“She has taken on extra responsibilities over the past 12 months and has provided great support to the management team ensuring the smooth running of the service.”
“She leads by example and motivates her team.”
“She is always looking for ways to celebrate her team’s work.”
“She regularly covers shifts that are short staffed and pulls together with her team creating a great relationship with everyone she works with.”
(picture; Patrick McKinley, Leader of Maghull Town Council, Jacqui Orr, Kim Crowe Chief Executive, Sarah Inceldon-Blevin and Matt Copple Deputy Chair of Board of Trustees)
The New Starter Award Winner is Bethany Saggers, Care Worker at James Page House.
Finalist Paige Fairclough, Care Worker at The Beeches.
This award was open to anyone who had worked for the Trust for less than a year at the time of nomination. It recognises those that have worked with us for just a short time but have already demonstrated the Trust values of kindness, care and positivity.
Bethany’s nominators said:
“works really hard, with empathy and love.”
“She is an absolute asset to the team.”
“She shows initiative, no job is too much trouble.”
“She is able to match a service users sense of humour and make connections.”
(picture; Patrick McKinley, Leader of Maghull Town Council, Bethany Saggers, Kim Crowe Chief Executive, Paige Fairclough and Matt Copple Deputy Chair of Board of Trustees)
The Long Service Award Winner is Julie Wills, Administrator. Finalist Jennie Davies, Senior Health Care Assistant at James Page House.
This category recognises a member of staff that hasn’t necessarily worked here the longest but who has consistently shown excellence in the work that they do. Recognising someone who has been a real asset to Parkhaven Trust, positively welcoming new starters and demonstrating all the values of the Trust.
Julie’s nominators said:
“She is always there to support me, no matter what it might be.”
“Nothing is too much trouble.”
“She is always helping others and she actively goes out of her way to support people.”
“She is a caring and beautiful soul, always smiling and happy.”
(picture; Patrick McKinley, Leader of Maghull Town Council, Jill McKee accepting award on behalf of Jennie Davies, Kim Crowe Chief Executive, Julie Wills and Matt Copple Deputy Chair of Board of Trustees)
The Excellence in Care Award for front line staff Winner is Jill McKee, Deputy Manager at James Page House. Finalist Lucy Pang, Care Worker at The Beeches.
This category recognises those who demonstrate the values of the Trust. An excellent team player and problem solver, they go above and beyond to deliver a service at the best of their ability. They show initiative to motivate other team members, they work directly with our service users.
Jill’s nominators said:
“When staffing levels have been low over recent months, this person has always been willing to put service users and other staff’s needs before her own and has covered shifts at very short notice, including night shifts.”
“They are an inspiration to us all; caring, helpful with a positive attitude and an excellent team player.”
“They look after our service users with great care, kindness and dignity. They demonstrate compassion, commitment and courage in everything they do.”
(picture; Patrick McKinley, Leader of Maghull Town Council, Jill McKee, Kim Crowe Chief Executive, Lucy Pang and Matt Copple Deputy Chair of Board of Trustees)
The Excellence in Care Award for non-front line staff Winner is Michelle Whitney, HR Officer. Finalists Peter Fay & Dave Rowe Estates Team.
This category recognises those who work ‘behind the scenes’ to help provide an excellent service to our service users and their families.
This award goes to a member of our staff who although isn’t working directly with our service users; is an integral part in the services we provide. They received several nominations which is testament to their skill and knowledge in their role.
Michelle’s nominators said:
“This person works so very hard and has improved our systems and the delivery of the service she works in.”
“She is always focused on solutions and she offers lots of ideas to problem-solve and improve working practices.”
“She cares a great deal about the reputation of the Trust and everything she does is driven by her desire to ensure the Trust continues to deliver the highest quality of care to our service users.”
“She is flexible in her working hours and always supportive to team members.”
(picture; Patrick McKinley, Leader of Maghull Town Council, Michelle Whitney, Kim Crowe Chief Executive, Dave Rowe & Jon McGee accepting the award on behalf of Peter Fay and Matt Copple Deputy Chair of Board of Trustees)
The Parkhaven Spirit Award Winner is Christine Allen, Kitchen Assistant at The Beeches. Finalist Lynn Cowley Carer at Parkhaven Court.
This category was open to ALL staff who work for the Trust. It could be given to an individual or a team. It recognises those that embody the values of the Trust. They are friendly to all service users, families and other staff, they use initiative to problem solve and help make positive changes in their services to ensure we are providing the best possible service.
Christine’s nominators said:
“She always goes the extra mile for service users, especially on birthdays and special occasions – this was all the more important during lockdowns.”
“She covers extra shifts and is always willing to help her colleagues.”
“You can really count on her; she often stays on after shifts to help out.”
“She will often do split shifts to help the team out.”
“She is always jolly and happy to help.”
“She often buys things for service user parties and birthdays.”
(picture; Patrick McKinley, Leader of Maghull Town Council, Christine Allen, Kim Crowe Chief Executive, Cassie Dickinson accepting the ward on behalf of Lynn Cowley and Matt Copple Deputy Chair of Board of Trustees)
The Service of the Year Winner is James Page House. Finalist The Willow Centre.
This category is voted for by service user’s families and carers as well as our own staff. This Award recognises the service that demonstrates excellence in care consistently, giving the best possible care to our service users.
James Page House nominators for this award said:
“This service has such a great ‘team spirit’ this has been shown even more so during the most challenging of years because of the Covid pandemic.”
“Staff have bonded and work brilliantly as a team.”
“They have excellent relationships with all service users, the home is caring, welcoming and friendly.”
(picture; Patrick McKinley, Leader of Maghull Town Council, Beccy Incledon-Blevin, Kim Crowe Chief Executive, Sarah Inceldon-Blevin and Matt Copple Deputy Chair of Board of Trustees)
We have received such a high level of nominations across all categories this year, It was very difficult for our judges to pick winners and runners up. Our staff really are what set us apart here at Parkhaven, we are proud and grateful for ALL our staff who have worked so hard over such a tough and challenging year.
Congratulations to all our winners and runners up listed below:
|Inspirational Leader||Jacqui Orr||Sarah Inceldon-Blevin|
|New Starter||Bethany Saggers||Paige Fairclough|
|Long Service||Julie Wills||Jennie Davies|
|Excellence in Care (front line)||Jill McKee||Lucy Pang|
|Excellence in Care (non-front line)||Michelle Whitney||Peter Fay & Dave Rowe|
|Parkhaven Spirit||Christine Allen||Lynn Cowley|
|Service of The Year||James Page House||The Willow Centre|