#Dignity Oxon Care Awards 2015 Winners!

OACP has been delighted to support the Oxfordshire Dignity in Care Awards 2015 organised by AgeUk Oxfordshire and Healthwatch Oxfordshire.

We have sponsored the first Award for Leadership in Dignity where someone has shown a strong personal commitment to dignity and respect with which service users and staff are treated.

And we are delighted that the first winner of this Award is Christine Walford, Manager of Autumn Years Care, a Thame-based home care provider. We know that the key to delivering quality care is making and maintaining relationships with people who use services and their families. Having a strong local presence in the locality you are working in, is essential. Fabulous work by Christine and Autumn Years Care.

We also send our heartfelt congratulations to the other deserved award winners. All the Award Winners demonstrate that despite the extreme difficulties that social and healthcare faces, quality delivery can enable dignity and respect to  shine through.

Award for an Unpaid Carer or Volunteer for a person who gives time, energy and skill to ensure that the person being cared for has better experience of care and support and feels that they matter.

  • Ruth Njame, cares for her 94-year old mother at home

Award for Carer or Support Worker for someone going the extra mile in making someone feel they have dignity and ensuring they are treated with compassion and respect.

  • Claire Fuller, Greigcare, Banbury
  • Emma Riley, Community Support Worker, Headway Oxfordshire, Oxford
  • Olwen Davies, Support Coordinator, Oxford Options Health and Wellbeing Centre, Oxford
  • Vicky Bauckham, Care Worker, St Andrew’s Care Home, Headington

Award for a Care or Support Setting or Service where care or support is given with a really strong emphasis on dignity.

  • The Team at Wallingford Health and Wellbeing Centre, South Oxfordshire, including Manager, Kerry Coleman, Isabella Godin, Ruth Evans, Sue Newman, Katie Evans, Anita Gray, Laura Fisher and Carol Harrison.

Picker Institute Award for Innovation for a change or adaptation to support people to have a quality of care or support which others could easily copy.

  • Angela Nagle, Staff Nurse, Dialysis Main Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Josie’s Award to celebrate an individual who in some way has made an exceptional difference to dignity in care.

  • Pat Ross, Facilitator of the Oxford Mind Carers Group, Oxford
  • Christine Tucker, founding member of Goring Carers Group, South Oxfordshire