Wigan Carers' achievements celebrated at awards ceremony
Local carers have been celebrated for their dedication and outstanding achievements in providing specialist care for dementia patients, helping them live a fulfilling life.
Colleagues at Belong’s Wigan and Atherton care villages along with their corresponding home care service – Belong at Home, scooped no fewer than five trophies between them on the awards night held at Cheshire’s Peckforton Castle.
Laura Rideout, a senior support worker at Belong Atherton was named Mentor of the Year for her coaching skills, helping oversee new starters as part of the organisation-wide recruitment drive, nurturing new talent into the care sector.
Lead nurse Jemma Sharratt took home the End-of-life Care Award for her relationship with Wigan and Leigh Hospice and spearheading the village’s Dying Matters week.
Nurse team and support workers, Katie Whalley and Hannah Buller also made the finalist shortlists for team, compassion and dementia champion awards respectively.
Meanwhile at Belong Wigan, Kathryn Pimblett received the Innovation Award for her approach to care as the former bistro assistant swiftly progressed to a host role in order to work more closely with customers in their household kitchen.
The village’s nurse team and support worker, Karon Wallace, was shortlisted for end-of-life care and leadership awards, respectively.
Belong at Home Wigan earned the Team of the Year accolade for their dedication to supporting customers in their own homes and the groups business manager, Andrew Shield, acquired the Leader of the Year title for his management style.