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Shortlisted for two Scottish Care Awards

Community Integrated Care is proud to have been shortlisted for two top accolades at Scottish Care’s annual Care Home Awards, taking place next Friday (18th November) in Glasgow.

The event celebrates the very best in social care within Care Homes across Scotland, recognising teams and individuals that go above and beyond.

Our team at Lismore Care Home in Armadale, West Lothian, are proud to be amongst the shortlist for the Palliative and End of Life Care Practise Award. The nomination recognises the team’s dedication and selflessness to a person they support who sadly required end-of-life care.

Having never provided palliative or end-of-life care before, the team worked with local medical professionals, including the district nurse and GP, to ensure that they learnt all the skills and knowledge to provide the best support possible. This meant that the person supported could remain in the home, as they wished, rather than having to stay in hospital.

We are also proud to see our Regional Manager for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Karen Wood, in the running for the highly coveted Leadership Award.

Hailed by colleagues as an exemplary leader, Karen’s passion for providing person-centred care, regardless of the setting, inspires teams across the region. Her commitment to breaking down barriers has created fantastic opportunities for colleagues and the people we support.

Allison Cochrane, Managing Director for Scotland, said, “To have been shortlisted for two Scottish Care Home Awards is a fantastic achievement. The team at Lismore have showcased incredible selflessness and compassion, during a really challenging and upsetting time for the service. Their commitment to learning and adapting their ways of working, so that they could provide the best care possible and honour the wishes of the people they support, is admirable and really deserving of this recognition.”

She continued, “I’m also really proud of Karen for being shortlisted for the Leadership Award. Karen regularly goes above and beyond for both colleagues and the people we support. She’s helped shape our care homes within the region to keep them fresh and innovative. Her work epitomises our charity’s core aim to ensure the people we support live the best lives possible.”

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