A team of over 50 care workers based in Leicester has been shortlisted for a prestigious care sector accolade at the Great East Midlands Care Awards.
The team from Gilmorton Supported Living service in Glen Parva is amongst a lineup of social care teams in the region, competing for the highly coveted Care Team Award this Friday (November 24). The accolade recognises a team that showcases outstanding support, leadership and an approach to care that truly has the people supported at heart.
Led by service manager, Gill Edwards, the team support individuals with complex needs, including autism, physical disabilities, and challenging behaviours, to live independent and fulfilling lives in their communities.
The nomination celebrates the strong community culture and values at Gilmorton and the team’s outstanding approach to supporting people to lead incredible lives – from empowering people to embark on dream holidays to securing opportunities to volunteer at the local church and the food bank.
Gill said, “I am beyond proud of my team for this achievement and for their unrelenting commitment to supporting people to live happy, fun-filled lives. To be named amongst the best care teams in the East Midlands is amazing and is truly a reflection of the brilliant work they do. Every single person in my team is so hard-working, passionate and extremely talented. I see the difference that they make every day and it’s an honour to see them recognised on a bigger scale.”
Edd Terrey, Managing Director for Community Integrated Care, said, “The team at Gilmorton are exceptional. They’re full of creativity and show a real passion for supporting people to live the best lives possible. From hosting amazing community events that connect people with their neighbours and opportunities in their local area, to encouraging people to experience their dream holidays, the team have such an impact and we’re so proud to see them shortlisted for this award.”
Winners of the Great East Midlands Care Awards will be announced on Friday 24th November in Nottingham. All successful finalists will then progress through to a national ceremony in March, where overall champions will be announced.