Care group scoops top awards

Scarborough care provider Saint Cecilia’s Care Group won two prestigious awards at a ceremony on Friday evening.

The company’s managing director Mike Padgham won the 'Outstanding Contribution to Care Award' at the Great Yorkshire and Humberside Care Awards in York and Laura Fielding, chef at the company’s Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home, was named top chef/cook during the event.

Mike Padgham says: “We are absolutely delighted to have won two awards at what was a fantastic evening in York.

“I was honoured and humbled to be awarded the 'outstanding contribution' award. I dedicate it to all those I work with at the Independent Care Group and previously at the United Kingdom Homecare Association, and to all the team at Saint Cecilia’s as together we all fight for a better deal for social care.

“I am extremely pleased for Laura as she is a fantastic, creative and inspirational cook, whose talents go way beyond providing delicious and nutritious food for our residents.

“I’m also very proud of all members of the team who were shortlisted or nominated for awards on Friday and indeed all the staff at Saint Cecilia’s – they are all winners in my eyes!”

Saint Cecilia’s was shortlisted in 10 categories for the awards, presented at York Railway Museum on Friday evening. The company was shortlisted for the Care Employer Award and other members of staff were shortlisted for individual awards.

Padgham adds: “We were absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for awards this year and it is a testament to all the hard work our staff have put in that they were recognised in this way.”

The other shortlisted staff were: Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home: Isabel Santos (The Good Nurse Award); Tanya Wormald (Frontline Leaders Award); Donna Henderson (Care Home Registered Manager Award).

Saint Cecilia’s Care Home: Lorricia Miller (Dementia Carer Award); Rose Boughton (Palliative Care End of Life Award); Karen Howden (Ancillary Worker Award).

Normanby House: Trudi Hewitt (Care Home Activity Organiser); Louise Woolgrove (The Care Home Worker Award).