Employee of the Month - January 2013

19th Feb 2013

We are pleased to annouce that our Employee of the Month for January 2013 is Lee Roberts of Heathcotes Balby!

Lee was nominated by his colleagues and manager for his outstanding contribution to the success of a last minute Christmas break arranged for Heathcotes Balby service users, as well as his unwavering positive attitude and drive to continually develop his existing skills. 

Additionally, Lee was instrumental during a recent medical incident - keeping people informed, checking on the wellbeing of those involved, supporting the staff team and debriefing; under pressure in an upsetting and stressful situation, Lee maintained a calm and professional manner.  Lee's manager also noted that he had been a massive support over the busy Christmas period.

Lee is pictured at a recent Train the Trainer day receiving his £100 gift vouchers from Learning Co-ordinator, Mick Murphy.  Congratulations Lee!



Other nominees for January were:

Lewis Shaw, Heathcotes Glenfield

"Always thinks one step ahead and goes the extra mile.  Always in a good mood, works well with all the service users and always making the effort, works off own initiative.  Works well with all service users.  He’s always happy to help, he never moans and brightens up the shift."

Prema Jadavji, Heathcotes Oadby

for "Always being there whenever I needed help".  "Has shown a lot of dedication and has covered a lot if shifts at short notice and for generally working hard."

Lisa Jones, Heathcotes Oadby

"She always works hard and is always ready to help"  "Does a lot of the cooking, never complains and always comes to work in a happy mood which lifts everyone else’s mood."

Paul Edge, Heathcotes Aylestone

for "Good leadership skills, being helpful to the team and giving good advice on behaviours to his fellow team members."

Gail Rawles, Heathcotes Kirkby Muxloe

for "Organising Christmas preparations and homely home making."

Roy Cusworth, Heathcotes Knollbeck

for 'going the extra mile'.

Richard de’olivia, Heathcotes Whitley

"Richard has only been here for 2 months but is showing great commitment and enthusiasm with the job role already. Rich demonstrates empathy and understanding when dealing with the service users here and is happy to help out with anything he can. Rich is fast proving to be a great asset to Whitley and is well liked by the service users and staff team."

Gail Rodgers, Heathcotes Wakefield

Gail was nominated for being very approachable and supportive of her team members. "She is somebody who has a lot of knowledge and experience, but wears it lightly and is always ready to share.  New employees speak very highly of Gail’s welcoming approach. Gail is also nominated for dealing with a very difficult incident in the community which could have been much worse without her intervention".

Marie Glynn, Heathcotes Bridlington

"Marie has worked at Heathcotes for 6 months and made a real effort to make Christmas special for the remaining service users whom were unable to go home to their families this year. She cooked a delicious Christmas dinner and made the day perfect for all."

Carl Nelson, Heathcotes Eversley

"He is always on hand to support the home, will come in and cover short notice regardless of whatever plans he has made. He always puts the home and the people who live here first."  "He has been a great support to Lynn Homes Manager, the other staff and to the people who live here at Eversley."

Gary Brassington, Heathcotes Blythe Bridge

"Gary Brassington has been with at Blythe since March 2010.  Stephen Seager  a member of staff from  October 2012,  reports he helped him to become better at his job, and how to use different approaches with the service users which has helped in his development."  

Ruth Blundall, Heathcotes New Mills

"Ruth has shown real commitment to working with people at New Mills. She comes in whenever requested and has worked really hard to support someone in particular who was really struggling when she first moved. She has won the families confidence, as well as the individual. The team she works with cannot praise her enough."

Well done to all nominees!


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