Helena hailed Queen of Dignity at National Care Awards
Local Leicester lady, Helena Adjeke, the Care Coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care, providers of at-home care to help older people stay in their own homes, was extremely honoured to win the coveted ‘Dignity in Care’ award at the national heat of this year’s Great British Care Awards on Saturday 23rd June. Helena had previously won at the Great East Midlands Care Awards 2011, held at the East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham, in October.
The national event took place at the Grosvenor House Marriott Hotel in London and was presented by celebrity singer Jane MacDonald and entertainer Steve Walls. The glittering event was held to celebrate excellence across the social care sector and pay tribute to individuals who have excelled in their work.
Helena was thrilled to receive the ‘Dignity in Care’ award, which is presented to individuals who demonstrate the significance of maximising service user independence and choice, whilst respecting and maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.
Home Instead owner Lola Ojomo commented “I’m so proud that Ellie has finally had the recognition she deserves for the amount of dedication and commitment she gives to her clients. She works hard to ensure that every individual receives the right personal care and always puts their dignity at the top of her list. More specifically, Ellie is in charge of placing the right caregiver with the right client and as such, takes the time to understand the clients’ personality and their specific needs. She gets immense satisfaction from receiving good feedback from our clients and the passion she has for her role is the reason why she deserves this award.”
Home Instead is rapidly building a reputation as one of theUK’s leading at home care providers. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, medication reminders, shopping and errands to personal care. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To contact Home Instead Senior Care in Leicester, please call 0116 254 9450 or for more information visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/leicester
There are twenty two awards categories available for nomination, which represent all areas of the social care sector, whether it be older people or specialist services, residential or home care. From frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation.
The awards are all inclusive, bringing together the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors, as well as unpaid carers; promoting joint working. Working in partnership with care partners and local care associations is at the heart of the initiative; working and linking directly with local managers and networks to further promote the event.
The awards have received support from across the social care sector, including the Department of Health, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Ceretas, the English Community Care Association (ECCA), the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the National Skills Academy and Skills for Care.