Optimum Care Star Carer Awards

Optimum Care Community Care Staff who have gone the extra mile for their clients were recognised in presentation ceremonies as ‘Star Carers’ just before Christmas.

Every month managers collect and collate information received from service users and their families about carers who assure the comfort, respect and dignity their clients receive during care visits. In addition, the winning staff will be those who go that extra mile to make the day brighter for their clients and support their families in caring for loved ones. They will also have had excellent attendance, show a high degree of compassion and are real team players. In short they are real ‘stars’ in our team, and so they are Star Carers!

In Optimum Care’s inaugural awards, which will be held four times per year, there were successful staff in each of our three offices. In Newtownards Office, the winner was Karen Simpson, who has been caring for our service users for almost 20 years which is exceptional in itself. In Newtownabbey the winner was Maureen Glassey and in Coleraine the winner was Lisa Mullan. Karen Simpson is pictured receiving her award from JP Watson, Deputy CEO. All three staff members were presented with a certificate, a shopping voucher and a ‘Star Carer’ hoodie with the Optimum Care logo.

We look forward to making the next awards, recognising the dedicated work Optimum Care Staff do every day of the year. The winners will be announced in March and once again congrations to this season’s winners!