Amica Care celebrates its first Trust Awards

The winners of the first Amica Care Trust Awards have been announced, with colleagues across our 5 care homes and 4 independent living sites recognised for their hard work and dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ceremony, held on 24th August, was hosted in the garden of Gatchell House, home of Amica Care’s Support Office. The awards acknowledged all staff working for the Trust, for their contributions to the homes during the past year.

The winners received nominations from colleagues, residents and families. The whole event saw over 200 nominations in total. The overall winners were chosen by our board of Trustees, chaired by John Whittaker.

Before the ceremony, all winners were invited to meet and share a barbecue lunch. The entertainment was provided by violinist Elise, the daughter of one of our Signature House colleagues.

All winners received a certificate, a trophy, and accolade from all our staff and board of Trustees.

The winners of the first Amica Care Trust Awards are:

Home Winners:

Unsung Hero: Richard Crane – Housman Court
Wellbeing Engagement Award: Anne Betts – Exmouth House
Rising Star: Georgia Hurley – St Johns
Nurse of the year: Cristina Sincu – St Johns
Newcomer of the year: Tracy Halfpenny – Housman Court
Learner of the year: Bethan Collins – St Johns
Leader of the year: Maria Neagoe – Signature House
Hotel Services Award: Joseph Horler – Exmouth House
Carer of the year: Kimberly Tanaleon – Exmouth House

Support Office Winners:

Above & Beyond - Tracey Shoemark
Unsung Hero – Janet Hellens


Manager of the year: Ruth O’dea – The Orchards
Independent Living Manager of the Year: Jasmin Purnell – Signature House Apartments

Winners of ACT Awards 1From L to R: Richard Crane, Anne Betts, Tracy Halfpenny, Bethan Collins

Winners of ACT Awards 2
From L to R: Maria Neagoe, Joseph Horler, Kimberly Tanaleon, Janet Hellens

Winners of ACT Awards 3
From L to R: Ruth O'Dea, Jasmin Purnell, all our winners