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The Great North East Care Awards

Monday, November 28, 2011

New Prospects goes to the Great North East Care Awards

On Saturday 19 November two of New Prospects staff - Linda Shaw and Yvonne Swales - attended the Great North East Care Awards finals at the Hilton, Gateshead. A group of suporters went too - including two of the people who Linda supports in her role as Team Leader. Everyone enjoyed a fabulous evening which included the chance to meet lots of people from other care and support providers and to listen to some inspirational stories.  Linda was shortlisted for the "Frontline Leader" award, and was up against five others. Although not a winner on this occasion, Linda is definitely a winner to us!

Yvonne Swales was nominated for "OutstandingContribution to Social Care."  Many of you will know Yvonne as she has worked for New prospects for the past ten years. You may not know that before working with us Yvonne has had a long and varied career in both health and social care.  Amongst other things her nomination said "Yvonne is a hard working, well organised person who is passionate about delivering great service to the people we support. She always gives 100% and is the foundation on which the organisation's standards of practice are based. Yvonne has great judgement, an encylopaedic knowledge, great communication skills and is the best person you could possibly have beside you in a crisis. She gives of herself with unlimited generosity. Staff value her wisdom and good sense, her sense of fairness and her humanity for others. She deserves an award because she is the very best example of what a great manager, mentor, and carer should be." Whilst she did not win the award we all know that she is one of our stars.

We have resolved that from now on we will be doing more to involve everyone connected with New Prospects in celebrating the wonderful support offered by our staff and the fantastic achievements of the people we support. Despite what lies ahead as we face as yet unknown challenges, New Prospects is going to make 2012 a year of celebration and pride.

Ellen Vick, Chief Executive 

To view the pictures from the event please visit our Links page.


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