Employee Focus - James Applegate
James has worked at Heathcotes Watnall for over two years; prior to working at Heathcotes he had a career in hospitality. James began his Heathcotes career as a Support Worker and soon took on the additional responsibility of a Team Leader.
James is a very valued team member and always strives to do his best for the service users at Heathcotes Watnall, so it was no shock that James has recently been named ‘Employee of the Month’. Colleagues made the following comments about James when they nominated him for the award:
"He answers any queries and always shows empathy towards our service users."
"He is fantastic with the service users, making the home a fun and safe place for all of us."
On winning the award James stated he was over the moon! He believes in the core values of treating people with respect and dignity and he strongly believes that by encouraging others and enabling choice, we can support individuals to achieve their potential and have a happy and fulfilling life.
James said, "I want to thank my colleagues for all their hard work and their support - I love what I do and they're all part of what makes it special here at Heathcotes."
Allison Stafford, Deputy Regional Manager, added, "I would like to thank James for his hard work over the years; he is dedicated to ensuring that high quality care is delievered and always comes to work with a smile on his face. It’s a geniune pleasure to recognise his hard work and it's made my day to see an excellent team member achieve the recognition he deserves. Well done James!"