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Local Woman through to Four Season’s Care Awards Finals

Mrs. Brenda Williams, who regularly visits her husband in Copper Beeches Care Home in Rochester has made the finals of the Four Season’s Care Awards in the Resident/Relative Contribution category for her commitment to helping the home go from strength to strength in its local community.

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

During the judging process for the Resident/Relative Contribution award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors which included recognising someone who had helped to ensure the care home they’re associated with reflects the interest and needs of the residents living there. Ultimately making the home a happy place to live.

Mrs. Williams was nominated by a member of the care team. Her nomination read: “Brenda has always gone above and beyond what a relative usually does. We recently had some issues with our garden which upset her. The next day she came in with plants and gardening tools and helped the Manager and Administrator fix the issues. When she purchased a specialized chair to allow her husband to get out of bed, she donated a large sum of money to purchase three more chairs to help other residents in the home. She gets involved with every fundraising activity we hold here and approaches her wider social group regularly to spread our messages. Without her we’d be lost.

As the winner for the South East of England, Mrs. Williams 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.

Ian Buckland, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care South East, said: “Mrs. Williams is very hands-on and is inclusive with all of the residents within the home. Any concerns she raises, she’s quick to find a solution to. She’s definitely a positive force to be reckoned with within Copper Beeches and I don’t know of anyone more deserving of this award. Well done Mrs. Williams!”

Jo Vasey, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in South East England, said: “The strength of this nomination shines through from the care team who nominated Mrs. Williams who know her very well. She is definitely a great asset to the home and a source of great support in ensuring the residents have all they need.”

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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