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Local Volunteer through to Four Season’s Care Awards Finals

Janet Wilson, who volunteers at The Old Vicarage Care Home in Worksop has made the finals of the Four Season’s Care Awards in the Volunteer of the Year category for her commitment to giving his free time to help others.

These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Janet demonstrated how she continues to offer her time and bring a little joy to everyday experiences for our residents.

During the judging process for the Regional Volunteer of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors which included evidence that someone who’s energy has a positive impact on the lives of the residents in one of our homes.

Ms. Wilson was nominated by a member of the care team. Her nomination read: “Janet dedicates a lot of her time to the Old Vicarage Care Home, spending hours doing gardens, and activities with the residents. Janet has got a good rapport and the residents are always happy to see Janet as soon as she walks through the door.

As the winner for the East of England, Ms. Wilson is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.

Jenny Westwood, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care Nottingham, said: “The endorsement Ms. Wilson has had is high praise indeed. I want to personally thank her for her time that she dedicates to the home. She truly is a deserving winner of this award.”

Sam Jacob, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in the East of England, said: “Nearly every time I visit this home I am likely to bump into Ms. Wilson. Her ongoing support to The Old Vicarage has been exceptional and nothing is ever too much for her. She is a fantastic yet humble human being and I want to echo the congratulations she has had already.”

The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.

The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ to ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.

Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.

“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”

Date published: 15 September 2017

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