Eight care home workers, residents and relatives have been recognised for their outstanding contribution during the past year at the annual Shaw Star Awards 2023.
The 14th Shaw healthcare national awards ceremony took place at The Tortworth Court Hotel in Gloucestershire on Thursday 23 November and was hosted by Welsh singer, TV presenter and actor Wynne Evans, best known as the face of GoCompare, and the recently crowned winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2023.
The night saw eight people win individual awards and another five be recognised for making a significant difference to people who either use, work or are affiliated to a care home.
The award winners were Susan Kulik from The Laurels for the ‘Care and Compassion’ award, Sarah Lees from Pembroke Dock for ‘Outstanding Management Contribution’, Sonam Thapa from Wood House for ‘Shining Star’, Anastasiia Muzychenko from Croft Meadow for ‘Rising Star’, Anita Bell from Mill River Lodge for ‘Service Support’, Gavin Henderson from Shaw’s Head Office for ‘Central Support’ and the team at The Grove care home in Ystradgynlais for the ‘Carehome.co.uk’ award. There was also an award for Quality of Life based on internal audits of the services which was awarded to Ashfield House in Northamptonshire.
Recognised for their ongoing support was resident of Plas Cae Crwn in Powys, Aneurin Davies (known to everyone as Nobby) and Linda Wilson, a relative of Lancum House and friends of Deerwood Lodge in West Sussex, Sirikhwan Thompta and Tony Thompta.
Russell Brown, CEO of Shaw healthcare, added: “The Shaw Star Awards are always the highlight of our calendar and this year’s event was no exception. The quality of submissions was terrific, and it was – as always – extremely hard to pick a winner from the incredibly talented pool of finalists.
“As an employee-owned company it is important that we celebrate the Shaw family, so I want to say a huge congratulations to all the winners and also all the nominees – all of whom exemplify Shaw’s ethos of going above and beyond to provide the best possible care to our residents.”
As part of the event, the guests were treated to a powerful burst of song from Wynne Evans and also to music from rock and pop covers band, The Forgery, and a prize draw sponsored by Arjo
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