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Kielder Care Team Shortlisted for Great North East Care Award

Great British Care Awards 2011Calvert Trust Kielder has been nominated for the Great North East Care Team Award by one of our regular respite guests.

On Saturday 19 November the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead provided a spectacular backdrop for the finals of the second Great North East Care Awards.

Suited, booted, polished and preened, members of the Care Team scrubbed up a treat and excitedly prepared for the evening.  Following a tasty three course dinner, entertainment was provided by our hosts for the evening, Hardeep Singh and GBCA Compere Steve Walls, who incidentally compered the Calvert Ball earlier in the year.

Our category was announced:

This award will be presented to the team who are able to best demonstrate a shared vision and agreed goals. The team should have a leader whose role is known and accepted and who takes personal responsibility for their tasks. Teams should have an excellent communication process and each member’s skills should be recognised within the team.  Demonstrating a commitment to dignity and privacy for clients and also respect for team members is paramount.’

Competition was tough, with several other care providers also nominated in the same category.  Sadly, we did not pick up the 1st Prize; however we were thrilled to be in the running and took great pride in collecting our ‘Finalist’ trophy. 

After all the awards had been presented, it was time to roll up our sleeves and hit the dance floor;  dancing until our feet hurt and unleashing some classic ‘Calvert disco moves’ was a highlight of the evening.

The next day the whole team was very proud to bring home the trophy.  It has been a lovely boost to team morale and has shown that our work is really appreciated by those who count the most, the people who come and use our services.

We are delighted that we are succeeding in meeting our core values and that this has been noticed by others.  On behalf of all the Care Team we would like to say a huge THANK YOU. 

Follow the link for further information about our Respte Care Holidays or contact to a member of the Business Development Team on 01434 250232.


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