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Haby Idrissu crowned Regional Dementia Care Champion

Haby Idrissu, Care Assistant from Sunbridge Care Home in Edmonton has been crowned the Regional Dementia Care Champion for South East England in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.

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 Haby demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.

During the judging process for the Regional Dementia Care Champion award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including demonstrating a passion for dementia care and how they have gone the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of residents living in our homes with dementia.

Haby was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Haby Idrissu has stood out to me as someone who has a genuine motivation to understand more about dementia and dementia care. In learning sessions, she has demonstrated her understanding of the importance of knowing the life history of an individual and how this can be used to support the residents.

As the winner for South East of England, Haby 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.

Donna Johnson, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care London Home Counties, said: “Haby is very professional and knowledgeable in this area of care, she’ll be a real driving force when the home undertakes the Dementia Care Framework. She is demonstrating a mature and committed approach to her role as a carer. Well done Haby!”

Jo Vasey, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in South East of England, said: “Haby is a great team member and clearly understands what great dementia care is all about. The endorsement from her colleagues shows that she’s willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure her residents’ wellbeing.”

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 approximately 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 ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. 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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