Amica Care Trust Awards 2023 Recognises Exceptional Colleagues

The annual Amica Care Trust Awards returned with resounding success, shining a spotlight on the dedication and unwavering commitment of our colleagues who consistently go above and beyond to make a positive difference in the lives of our residents, staff, and the trust as a whole.

Gatchell Oaks played host to this year's awards ceremony, welcoming colleagues from Bromsgrove, Dorchester, Crewkerne, and Exmouth, alongside our esteemed Trustees and Senior Leadership Team.

The atmosphere was electric as guests were treated to the soulful melodies of trumpeter extraordinaire, Luis Martelo, who set the stage for an outstanding afternoon. Trust Catering Manager, Jody Fellows, and her team worked their culinary magic, serving up a summer barbecue, along with a hot and cold buffet that left everyone raving.

The heart and soul of the awards lie in the nominations from colleagues, residents, and their families. These heartfelt recognitions serve as a testament to the incredible impact our colleagues have on those they care for and work alongside. The difficult task of selecting the winners fell to our dedicated judges, who faced the inspiring challenge of choosing from an exceptional pool of nominees.

The prestigious event was co-hosted by Keren Wilkinson, Amica Care's CEO, and John Whittaker, Chair of the Trustees. Together, they presided over the festivities, presenting well-deserved trophies and certificates to our outstanding winners.

Here is the full list of this year's Amica Care Trust Awards winners:

1. Care Hero Winner: Jane Jones

2. Support Colleague of the Year Winner: Aaron Valerio

3. Nurse of the Year Winner: Claire Morton

4. Leader of the Year Winner: Kat Langdon

5. Positive Attitude Winner: Henry Wang

6. Living our Values Winner: Josh Gimena

7. Always Growing Winner: Claire Guest

8. Newcomer of the Year Winner: Satya Shrestha

9. Team Player of the Year Winner: Teresa Bastick

10. Support Office Hero Winner: Francesca Peacock

11. Home Manager of the Year Winner: Kat Langdon

12. Home of the Year Winner: Exmouth House Care Home

These incredible individuals and teams have set the bar high for excellence and dedication. Their unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of our residents and their dedication to our shared mission have not gone unnoticed.

As we applaud this year's winners, we also extend our gratitude to all our colleagues who make Amica Care a compassionate and caring community. Your dedication and commitment to our residents and each other are what truly set us apart. We look forward to another year of making a positive difference together.