Two members of staff from Lydgate Lodge residential and dementia in Batley were finalists for the Yorkshire region Great British Care Awards.
The purpose of the awards is to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work and care workers can be nominated by colleagues, relatives and residents.
The two members of staff from Lydgate Lodge, which is operated by Ideal Carehomes, were up for awards at Friday’s gala dinner at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
Both Lindsey Davies and Sharon Troy are Care Assistant’s at the home and Lindsey was nominated for the Care Home Worker Award, with Sharon being up for the Dignity in Care Award.
They were shortlisted as finalists earlier this year after being picked from numerous entries by a team of judges from the Yorkshire region.
The judges were looking for care professionals who stood out to them by providing a consistently high standard of care, respecting residents’ privacy and dignity, with evidence of dedication and ‘going the extra mile’.
The residents at Lydgate Lodge couldn’t have been more thrilled that the two were selected as finalists in these prestigious awards, and even though they didn’t win their categories at the awards, they are all winners in the residents’ eyes.
Jean Ragan, who has lived at Lydgate Lodge for two years, said: “All the residents are the winners really because we have both ladies here looking after us”.
Ideal Carehomes’ regional director for Yorkshire, Amanda Richardson, said: “We were thrilled to have twelve members of staff who are finalists in the Yorkshire region and over thirty throughout Ideal homes.
“All our staff are so dedicated and committed and there is a real family feel at Lydgate Lodge, which must have come across to the judges. Our staff really make Ideal homes great places to live and it is great that the Care Awards raise the profile of the care sector as a whole.”
Lydgate Lodge is operated by Ideal Carehomes and has 64 en-suite bedrooms. The home is committed to offering their residents aspirational lifestyle choices and an active social environment with events, trips and daily activities on offer.