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    Care home and domiciliary care workers recognised at this year’s CRISTAL Care Awards

    PEOPLE working in care homes and domiciliary care in Tameside and Glossop were recognised at the second prestigious CRISTAL (Celebrating Remarkable and Inspirational Stars, Teams And Leaders) Care Awards ceremony on Friday 15 October.
    The awards were facilitated by NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Tameside Council and Derbyshire County Council.
    Due to the rising number of positive COVID cases across the borough the ceremony was held virtually over Zoom and the list of well-deserved winners were announced recognising and celebrating the personal, innovative and dedicated work that benefits people receiving care across Tameside and Glossop from a CQC registered independent provider.
    An overwhelming number of people, made a nomination to acknowledge staff’s hard work, dedication and commitment to looking after people’s loved ones, especially during the pandemic. The nominations were made by colleagues, managers, service users and families of those receiving care.
    The winners were:
    Celebrating Personalisation in Care Award
    Jordan Norton - Activities Coordinator - Holme Lea
    Marie Maher - Home Care Worker - Direct Care Tameside
    Remarkable Quality Award
    Sarah Wooliscroft - Director - Thorncliffe Grange
    Inspirational and Innovative Practice Award
    Rick Holland - Support Worker - Compassionate Care Ltd
    Rosie Proudman - Cook - Willowbank
    Shining Star Award
    Alyson Rowson - Home Care Worker - Direct Care Tameside
    Melanie Piper – Domestic – Willowbank
    Transformational Team Award
    Chefs and staff at Holme Lea
    Assessment Team at Direct Care Tameside
    Achievement in the workplace Award
    Daniel Chadderton – HandyMan – Willowbank
    Leading the Way Award
    Mark Jamieson – Manager - Moss Cottage Nursing Home
    Diamond Award
    Mark Erlam - Senior Home Care Worker - Direct Care Tameside
    Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive at Tameside Council and Accountable Officer at the CCG, said: “I want to thank everyone who took the time to make a nomination to acknowledge a member of staff or team for the work they do looking after the most vulnerable people in our community.  This is our second successful CRISTAL Care Awards and holding it online didn’t dampen the atmosphere or anyone’s spirit.  It was wonderful to see everyone showcasing glitz with their sparkly clothing, as I know they would all have enjoyed having a memorable night off attending the event in person.
    “Just like the first awards in 2019, the competition was extremely tough and made the independent judging panel’s job very difficult.  Feedback received from people whom attended on the night reflected on how much it meant to the independent care sector to acknowledge the work that they do in such a positive way.
    “Congratulations to all the winners and to all those who were nominated and shortlisted for each award.  Everyone is a winner in my eyes.  Receiving one of these awards is truly something you need to be immensely proud of.”
    Visit https://www.tamesideandglossopccg.org/cristalawards2021