Belong colleagues shortlisted for prestigious care award


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Colleagues from Belong Crewe and Belong at Home Wigan are being recognised for excellence in their field, being shortlisted as finalists for the North West Great British Care Awards 2022. Adding to this success, Belong Crewe and Belong Wigan have also received the prestigious Platinum award for their high quality end-of-life support from the Gold Standards Framework (GSF).
A total of six finalists from both villages have been nominated for a variety of categories in the Great British Care Awards including: the Dignity in Care award, the End of Life award and the Dementia Care award, for their exceptional work in the field of care and the impact they have made on customers’ lives. The finalists from Belong’s care villages and home care service were selected amongst tough competition throughout their region.
Chief Operating Officer at Belong, Sue Goldsmith, said: “Our colleagues always go above and beyond for our customers, providing consistently high standards of care. Receiving news that they've been selected as finalists for the Great British Care Awards is wonderful recognition of their positive impact in supporting our customers.”
The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK acknowledging the dedication and professionalism of those working in the care sector. The North West awards ceremony, taking place in November, will reveal the winners of each category, which are independently assessed in an interview by a panel of judges. Winners from the regional final will advance to the national finals taking place in March 2023.
Doubling their success, Belong Crewe and Belong Wigan have also achieved Platinum awards for their provision of high quality end-of-life care, at the Gold Standards Framework awards following their GSF re-accreditation earlier this year. The Platinum award is given to the highest scoring care homes who have demonstrated that quality end-of-life care is embedded within their organisations.
Sue Goldsmith, continued: “To add to Belong Crewe’s and Wigan’s success, both villages have also been reaccredited by the GSF, earning Platinum status. Achieving this has been made possible by a combined team effort and their consistently high level of professionalism and compassion over the years. We’re delighted with their great accomplishments and are wishing them good luck in the upcoming awards!”
Julie Armstrong-Wilson, Lead Nurse for GSF said: “Congratulations to all organisations that have successfully achieved accreditation and reaccreditation. The last two years have been an incredibly difficult time for all health and social care providers and taking the time to complete their GSF accreditation is to be commended. Good quality end-of-life care has never been more important, especially due to the impact of the pandemic we have all faced. Witnessing so many centres signing up to learn more and gain GSF accreditation so they too can support people at the end of life is fantastic to see.”
Great British Care Awards - North West Regionals – Belong finalists
Sharon Haigh – Belong at Home Wigan – The Home Care Worker award
Debra Moore – Belong at Home Wigan – The Dignity in Care award
Britannia team – Belong Crewe – The End of Life award
David Bithell – Belong Crewe – The Dementia Carer award
Jess Butler – Belong Crewe – The Care Home Activity Organiser award
Jane Hughes – Belong Crewe – The Social Care Nurse award
Pictured: The Belong teams receiving their Platinum Gold Standards Framework (GSF) awards.

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