We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Romaine, Director of Operations for Apple House care group, has today received the Gold Award for exceptional practice in adult social care!
Presented as gold and silver awards, they represent an important step towards bringing recognition in line with the NHS workforce and recognise the extraordinary commitment of the adult social care workforce.
Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Professor Deborah Study said:
The pandemic has shone a light on the exemplary efforts of our dedicated social care workforce, and I am committed to ensuring we recognise the selfless hard work they do day in and day out.
The social care workforce more than ever continues to demonstrate unwavering compassion, professionalism and dedication. Not only during the pandemic but every year.
I am extremely proud to present these awards to colleagues in social care which reflect those for colleagues in the NHS.
These individual awards recognise exceptional practice and care and rightly give recognition, acknowledgement and appreciation that those individuals deserve.
Professor Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse For Adult Social Care, joined our virtual weekly senior team meeting as a guest speaker before announcing the awards committee’s decision to honour Romaine with their Gold award. Romaine had no idea until Professor Sturdy asked me to present Romaine with her beautiful badge – it had been hard keeping a secret from Romaine but her reaction was priceless.
Professor Sturdy shared a fascinating update on social care, her aspirations for her new role, and spotlighted a keen interest in the learning disability sector. She also recognised the challenges faced by our team and all in social care throughout the pandemic.
It was an honour for us all to be joined by Deborah, and absolutely wonderful to share Romaine’s special moment of receiving this well deserved award.
— Jane Montrose, Managing Director
Details can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-award-to-recognise-exceptional-practice-in-adult-social-care-workforce