Local Loughborough lady, Helena Adjeke, of Home Instead, picked up the Dignity in Care award at the Great East Midlands Care Awards 2011, held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham earlier this month (7th October).
The care awards celebrate excellence across the social care sector and pay tribute to individuals who have excelled in their work. Helena picked up her award at the glittering awards ceremony which was hosted by Vanessa Feltz.
In receiving the East Midlands Dignity in Care award, Helena has secured her place at next year’s national finals which are being held at London’s Royal Courts of Justice in May.
The prestigious Dignity in Care award is presented to an individual who can demonstrate the significance of maximising service user independence and choice, whilst respecting and maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.
Helena was nominated for the award by her boss, Lola Ojomo, who owns and runs the Leicester office of Home Instead. Commenting on Helena, Lola said, “Ellie is our senior carer, she never lets a client down and goes out her way to ensure that everyone receives person centred care and always puts dignity top of her list.
“Ellie says having care is hard enough for a lot of people but to feel they are losing their dignity is something else for anyone. Ellie has her own family with young children but has never stopped her from covering any emergencies.
“She focuses on her clients’ individual needs and knowing them allows her to be able to provide just what they want and need at this time in their life. She always makes time to sit and chat with her clients and have a laugh with them, ensuring they are in a great mood before she leaves. Ellie will not leave a client if they are having difficulties or problems until these have been resolved.”