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The Good Care Group have been recognised for outstanding care contributions

The leading live-in care provider have been nominated for six care awards this year spread across the Palliative and End of Life Care Awards and The Stars of Social Care 2024 Awards.

Due to take place on 28th June at the Marriott Hotel, London, the Palliative and End of Life Care Awards recognise and celebrate institutions that have gone above and beyond for patients. This year The Good Care Group have set their hopes high has they have been shortlisted for three awards, including ‘The Palliative Care At Home Provider Award’, which celebrates home-based social care for people living and dying at home.

Image: Learning & Development Team at The Good Care Group

 

During 2023, The Good Care Group, which provides at-home care across England and Scotland, supported 83% of patients who were receiving end-of-life care to fulfil their wish to die at home. To do this, the organisation created a person-centred holistic care plan encompassing the patient’s social, spiritual and clinical choices, right through to their wishes around after-death care.

In addition for being recognised for their group efforts, staff members have also been singled out for their outstanding contributions, including care manager Lynn Rogers who has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category ‘Care Manager – Community.’ Lynn has devoted the last 38 years to the pursuit of excellence in end-of-life care. She recently facilitated a client’s return home, to spend his last moments with family.

Likewise, Professional Carer, Angie Polley, has also been shortlisted as a finalist in this category. Angie worked for many years with a patient living with dementia, who later developed cancer. Angie supported the individual to live well and fulfil her final wishes. This included accompanying her to visit her family home, going back to the place where she used to go ballroom dancing as well visiting friends and different seaside towns.

The Good Care Group Head Office is also a finalist in The Stars of Social Care 2024 Awards in the ‘The Best Head Office Award’ category, while The Good Care Group Learning & Development Team has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category ‘The Learning and Development Award.’

Consultant Admiral Nurse, Jane Pritchard, is a finalist in the category ‘The Exceptional Home Care Nurse Award.’

During her seven years at The Good Care Group, Jane has played a pivotal role in transforming dementia care within the organisation. Most recently, this has involved planning and launching The Good Care Group’s new model of dementia care, EVER, standing for ‘Engagement, Validation, Enrichment and Relationships.’ This focuses on providing a person-centred approach which focuses on an individual’s needs, while helping carers better support family members to enhance their relationships with loved ones.

The Stars of Social Care Awards are due to take place on 15th June 2024 at The Marriott Regents Park, London.

It goes without saying that all of the above achievements are exceptional, however, this isn’t the first time The Good Care Group have been recognised for their efforts. Last year the group won the award for ‘outstanding home care provider’ at the Stars of Social Care Awards and were highly commended for their recruitment and retention levels. As well as this, the organisation have been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Commenting on the news, Darren Kennedy, managing director at The Good Care Group, said: ‘Our clients afford us a great privilege in allowing us the opportunity to care for them at the end of their life. We take full responsibility to ensure we are doing all we can to provide the best possible care and support to them.

‘We’re therefore honoured to have been recognised in categories across the Palliative and End of Life Care Awards 2024, a testament to the fantastic efforts of our team and individuals to ensure the wellbeing of people approaching end of life.

‘We’re incredibly proud to be also recognised as finalists in The Stars of Social Care 2024 Awards, for offering outstanding at-home care to individuals and families. We achieve this through continually developing our care offering while providing a supportive learning environment for our carers to develop the necessary skills to provide the best care to our clients.’

Images: The Good Care Group and Ariel

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Emily Whitehouse
Writer and journalist for Newstart Magazine, Social Care Today and Air Quality News.

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