Stockport stars sparkle for a night to remember

The shinning stars of Stockport’s care sector were unveiled at a glittering, celebratory award ceremony last week (7th Feb).

Stockport stars sparkle for a night to remember

The Stockport Star awards, for the local care home and home care sector, are organised by NHS Stockport CCG and Stockport Council as a way of thanking its loyal and dedicated staff.

Now in its third year, hundreds of nominations from the public and care workers were received and the judges had the unenviable task of whittling the numbers down to just nine winners.

The winner of the Overall Stockport Star award was revealed as Richard House Care Home in Cale Green.

Councillor Wendy Wild, Deputy Leader of Stockport Council and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said:

“I’m so proud of the dedicated people we have working in Stockport’s care sector. The hard working staff who work in this sector make a huge difference to the lives of the people they care for. Congratulations to all those that were recognised on the night and all those nominated.”

The judging panel – made up of experts from the health and care sector - heard how staff at the care home work with residents to keep them as independent as possible whilst promoting their wellbeing.

One of the judges, Sue Carroll from Stockport Healthwatch, said “Selecting the winners has been really tough because we’ve had so many excellent nominations.

“It’s wonderful to see that this important sector is littered with workers who are truly inspirational and whilst there could only be one overall winner, I think we all agree that these awards show there are winners everywhere.”

The winners in the other categories were as follows:

  • Inspirational Leader – Bridie Meehan, Quality Care of Cheadle
  • Best Care Home – Richard House, Cale Green
  • Best Home Care Provider – Home Instead Stockport
  • Best Care Home Worker – Jordan Lloyd, Abbeyfield House, Gatley
  • Best Care Home Nurse – Litty Matthews, Plane Tree Court, Edgeley
  • Best Support Worker – Felix Mitawa, Creative Support
  • Best Learning Disabilities Tenancy – Abbeyfield House, Gatley
  • Hidden Star – Buster Bergin, Brinnington Hall

Elaine Whittaker, Head of Care Sector Nursing for NHS Stockport CCG, said” It is a real honour to hold this event as it highlights the passion and commitment care staff show every day. It gives them the recognition they truly deserve.”

The coveted awards were handed over by BBC Radio Manchester presenter Chelsea Norris at the evening event at Edgeley Park.