This week’s blog is all about our Annual Staff Awards which we held on Thursday evening last week in a hotel in London Kensington. All finalists in the categories below were invited, along with a CMG colleague, to attend the awards presentation which included a dinner and disco. The night recognised some of the exceptional work that our staff do on a daily basis and we had some fantastic nominations this year, which made the judging especially difficult. Our judging panel included myself and Rachael our Operations Director, along with 2 of the people we support. Many of the nominations were both inspiring and moving and included information on how staff had helped some of the people we support achieve some incredible outcomes.
I have to say this reflects CMG at its very best. I am always the first to admit that we don’t always get things right, and sometimes we are guilty of appointing the wrong staff, but when we do get it right, the people we employ are a huge credit to us and more importantly the people we support. Sir William Wells, our Chairman handed the awards out to all finalists on the night and was also extremely impressed with the calibre of staff collecting awards.
I would like to thank everyone who nominated this year, especially family members who took the time to write in. In recognition of some of their amazing nominations we have produced a ‘book of celebration’ which includes extracts from their quotes, along with quotes from entries sent in by people we support. Please do let us know if you would like a copy of this.
And of course, a huge well done to all the finalists who won awards, they were all very well deserved. And also thank you to all our other staff, who might not of made it as a finalist but are none the less doing an outstanding job.
Working in social care can be extremely challenging at times, and I know that all the staff we recognised last week, put their hearts and souls into the jobs they do and are dedicated to ensuring the people we support receive the best possible care. As one family member wrote: “She is always positive and smiling and treats all residents as if they were her brothers and sisters. She has helped to create a warm and loving household.”
Team of the year
Manager of the year
Deputy Manager of the year
Lead Support Worker of the year
Support Worker of the year
Night staff of the year
Excellence in social inclusion
Excellence in inclusive communication
Excellence in promoting employment
Excellence in positive behaviour support
Outreach Support Worker of the Year
Best contribution from head office
Outstanding contribution to CMG
20 years long service
15 years long service