Care Industry Awards

Jerry brings back health , humour and trust to despondent resident!

Jerry Matthews joined Blandford Grange care home in October 2016 as a registered nurse.  He has responsibility for the day to day running of one of Blandford Grange’s nursing units, with responsibility for up to 21 residents at any one time. Without a doubt he is this month’s Care Industry Award winner.

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Jerry Matthews is September’s #AwardedCare winner

Jerry provides the dual role of being a source of inspiration and support to his colleagues, whilst also becoming a trusted carer for his residents; achieving positive effects for all.

He believes in empowering and developing staff and recently helped and encouraged a care assistant to complete their medication training. He pro-actively worked with them, talking through daily medication used with residents, referring them to the British National Formulary, and regularly supervising them. They would not have had the confidence to do this training without his support.

Jerry commits himself entirely to achieving positive outcomes for those in his care.  One female resident came to the home with a poor quality of life, suffering with severe pressure sores. She was despondent and wished to stay in her room, avoiding social interaction.  Jerry spent a great amount of time working through her care plan and identifying ways to help her.  With great patience and determination, he established a relationship with her so that she began to trust him.  This resident’s quality of life has now drastically improved; she is far healthier, has a fun sense of humour and enjoys life at the home.

He regularly goes out of his way to help the home, even outside of working hours. He has undertaken home assessments outside of working hours, which is a reflection of his clear desire to serve as an informed advocate of his residents, which can only be achieved through a thorough understanding of their needs right from the outset.

Congratulations Jerry from all at Care Industry News.


Seeing the person behind the dementia makes Gladys an award winner!

On Yorkshire Day it only seems right to announce the winner of this month’s Care Industry Award is Gladys Ndangoh a Live-in Carer for Carefound Home Care based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Gladys August’s #AwardedCare winner

Nominated by Lorna Dawber, Home Care Manager; Lorna said;

I would like to put Gladys Ndangoh forward to receive an award as recognition for her hard work, respect and reliability she shows to her clients and co-workers, within her role as a Live-In Carer.

“At Carefound we pride ourselves in using the ‘SPECAL’ method, an analogy of a Photograph Album, to describe how the memory system works with people with a form of dementia.

“Gladys uses the method with ease and enhances her clients’ well-being, sees the person behind the dementia and ensures that positive outcomes are a priority.

 Gladys has worked with us for over 3 years and during that time, always gracing the room with her bubbly personality and positive ‘can do’ attitude.

 With family consent, Gladys recently assisted her client  to arrange and host a birthday party, ensuring her client was ‘in control’ of the arrangements at all times and had the most amazing and satisfying time, showing non-verbal gratification to Gladys for many days after the event.

 Gladys obviously enjoys her job and this is reflected in the very high standard of care that she delivers to each and every client, an award would support the recognition and praise that she deserves.

Congratulations Gladys from all your colleagues and Care Industry News.

The runners up are;

·         Simon Moore of Cerrig Cornel service based in North West Wales.

·         Michael Peters, Ricardo Estrada, Gideon Durham and John McGonigle who all support at Treow House Supported Living service, Houghton Regis.

·         Dave Hughes, Operations Manager, Newrays Care Services


The Care Industry Awards are monthly awards for care staff throughout the UK celebrating the hard work and dedication delivered by care staff in adult care in care homes and home care.

The Care Industry Awards represent all areas of the care sector, recognising people delivering care of older people or specialist services in residential or home care. This is a great opportunity for care providers to demonstrate the care they provide and the wonderful staff who work 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.

Open only to frontline staff such as care workers and care managers who have made an impact in how care is delivered utilising their training or coming up with innovative ideas to improve the lives of the people they care for. There’s no cost to the providers of care.

Entries are now open for the Care Industry Award for September 2017

Do you want to nominate a member of your care team and share the excellent care that your care home or home care provision shares? Then nominate a colleague today.

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