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3rd Sector Success For Kelly Henderson

Community Integrated Care enjoyed another day of success at this year’s 3rd Sector Care Awards in London, taking home one award and making the shortlist in a further three!

The 3rd Sector Care Awards celebrate and showcase the innovation and excellence of the not-for-profit care and supportsector. They are organised by Care Management Matters magazine, and supported by a host of care sector bodies, including: National Care Forum (NCF), The Care Provider Alliance (CPA), Housing and Support Alliance (H&SA), Mental Health Providers Forum (MHPF), and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG).

Kelly Henderson, Team Leader at Carlingwark House Care Home in Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, won her second award in as many weeks, taking home the Creative Arts Award, presented by TV personality and campaigner, Esther Rantzen.

A fortnight ago, Kelly collected the Resident Engagement Award at the National Care Awards, all thanks to her efforts to build thriving professional partnerships at Carlingwark House. Carlingwark supports 30 residents, many of whom live with dementia. Kelly has pioneered Playlist for Life music therapy at the home, which has used arts and creativity to enhance the lives of the people she supports.

Our charity was also shortlisted for the Citizenship Award, after co-producing with the people we support an innovative guide to supporting people to vote at the 2015 General Election. Promoting Our Voting was developed by three of our Peer Reviewers, along with our Head of Communications and Marketing, John Hughes. It described why politics matters to people who access services, and how their support teams can use person-centred practices to enable them to vote.

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The guide was shared with all of Community Integrated Care’s services. It also reached over 250,000 people online, was featured in publications such as Learning Disability Today and Enable Magazine, and received acclaim from sector figureheads, such as Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Care Quality Commission.

Community Integrated Care was also a finalist for the Innovative Quality Outcomes Award, alongside partners at Halton Borough Council and NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group. The award recognises our partnership to transform the home into a centre of excellence for dementia care, enhancing the living environment at the home and introducing a specialist approach to care.

Finally, Community Integrated Care’s Deputy Chief Executive, Cath Murray-Howard, was shortlisted for the Leadership Award. Cath has been recognised for her support of our ambitious five year strategy, which has the aim of us becoming The UK’s Leading Health and Social Care Charity.

Her business development achievements have seen our charity grow to become a £105m organisation – enabling many more people receive our support, and she has been instrumental in developing integrated models of care, which have reduced demand on NHS resources and offered people better outcomes.

Our Chief Executive, Neil Matthewman says, “These nominations recognise both the successes of the people we support and our colleagues, who have achieved fantastic things this year. They represent just some of our successes at enabling people to lead full and happy lives, and making a positive contribution to the communities that we work in.

I would like to pass on my sincere thanks and congratulations to all of our 3rd Sector Care Award nominees, and Kelly for her deserved success.”

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