CRG Homecare, a leading homecare provider, has recognised six of its employees under its new Employee of the Year scheme.
The business, which specialises in providing a range of domiciliary care and support services nationwide, launched the awards scheme last year. Each award is dedicated to its six new core company values – care, commitment, courage, communication, compassion and competence – with an individual winner for each value. An overall ‘employee of the year’ was also awarded.
Employee of the Year and Courage
Kevin Kelly, a support worker from Southend, was chosen as the overall employee of the year, in addition to receiving the award for courage. Kevin was nominated for the courage award for his quick response when a service user went into cardiac arrest, he administered CPR until the paramedics arrived. Kevin was praised for his quick thinking and determination by the paramedics.
The care award was given to Elaine Webber, CRG Homecare’s care assistant based in Greater Manchester, who provides one-to-one support for a vulnerable adult. Elaine has helped to improve his standard of living by introducing substantial practical changes to make him feel happier in his own home. Elaine has actively involved other members of her team to continue to enhance her service user’s life, demonstrating and exceeding its value of care.
Julie Gaughran, a field care supervisor from Wolverhampton, received the award for commitment. After CRG Homecare acquired another care provider, the Wolverhampton branch had to quickly transfer 50 new service users. Julie went above and beyond to complete care plans and assessments for the service users, working out of hours whilst maintaining a positive attitude throughout the process.
Administrator Sian Thorpe, who is based at CRG Homecare’s Prescot branch, was awarded and praised for communication. As communication can be challenging between its scattered workforce, CRG Homecare launched an app to target the issue, which Sian embraced. She assisted the branch with IT issues, helped with phone training and guidance, and drove engagement with the app, to enhance efficiency of communication between colleagues and different departments.
Neringa Kairyte, a Boston-based care assistant, was awarded the accolade for compassion. A service user was admitted into respite care shortly after her husband was taken to hospital, and it became apparent that there would be some communication barriers. Neringa worked alongside the care home manager, the contracts department and Lincolnshire County Council to ensure that the service user received appropriate care, and even drove the service user’s husband to the care home in Lincoln so that he could escort her home safely.
The competence award was given to Marion Euman, a care assistant in Rotherham, who was nominated by her colleagues after spotting signs of deterioration on one of the service users that she cares for. Marion was praised by the service user’s daughter, who said that without Marion acting quickly and speaking out, her father may not be here today.
John Preston, Managing Director at CRG Homecare, said: “We are delighted to be able to acknowledge our hardworking staff under our new Employee of the Year scheme. Each of the winners has demonstrated significant dedication and a willingness to go above and beyond. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of care for our clients, which we couldn’t do without our amazing members of staff. Those that are recognised in the scheme receive a financial reward as well as being celebrated throughout the company.”
For more information on CRG Homecare and its expertise as a homecare provider, please visit: www.crg.uk.com/homecare.
"We are delighted to be able to acknowledge our hardworking staff under our new Employee of the Year scheme."
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