Visiting Angelz were extremely delighted to be given the opportunity to attend the Scottish Care Awards 2019 on Friday the 17th of May at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow.
The ceremony is an annual celebration of all the fantastic work done across the care industry over the last year and a chance for all the amazing workers across the country to be applauded, with almost 400 people turning up on the night.
This year marked our first appearance at the Scottish Care Awards and we couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more. A huge thanks to all that attended, as well as the organisers of the event, Scottish Care for a fabulous time.
Not all of the Visiting Angelz party on the night were just spectators, as we had 2 people up for Awards.
Management & Leadership – Scottish Care Award
The first was our great Operations Manager Jackie Dillon. Jackie was deservedly one of 3 finalists up for the Management & Leadership Scottish Care Award and narrowly missed out to Alltogether Care Services’ Laureen Preston. A massive congratulations and well done to Laureen!
Jackie shows great leadership and problem solving every day through her commitment and dedication to both her Service Users and her staff and we are proud to have someone of her talent and experience at the helm of the service.
Outstanding Achievement – Adults Scottish Care Award | Claire Easdon
The second was our absolutely inspiring Service User Claire Easdon, who won outright the Outstanding Achievement – Adults Scottish Care Award. Claire is a massive inspiration to anyone that knows her and day-to-day continues to overcome the difficulties Cerebral Palsy brings her. Claire was unaware that she would be receiving the award later that night until she was called on stage. Scottish Care define the award as “celebrating the lives of individuals and their continued achievements whilst being supported at home, whether they have overcome difficulties, tried something new, accomplished something they didn’t think they could or taken steps to enhance their lives or those of others in the community.”
Our Service Manager Angela Magee had some lovely words to say about Claire and why she deserved the award.
“Claire’s passion in life is wheelchair contemporary dancing and this shows in her ability and attitude. She attends two different dance schools each week and has performed publicly with them. Her family are very proud of her achievements and of her motivation to do well at everything she becomes involved in. She does not allow her physical restrictions to dictate her lifestyle.
“She has inspired staff to continue in their own personal quests to see past physical disability and has given them the opportunity to use these skills to motivate other people in similar situations.
“Whilst she is faced with considerable discomfort throughout each day, spending time with her is humbling, especially considering how physically demanding her pursuits are.”
Congratulations to Claire and all the other amazing people receiving and working in care nationwide.
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