Earlier this year, Sarah Moody and Kerry Hilton of Castle Care Village were both recipients of prestigious Medal of Excellence Awards. To put this into perspective, only 114 Medals of Excellence are awarded out of 2 million people that complete a City and Guild qualification each year globally. They are like gold dust!
Both Sarah and Kerry were invited along to the Lion Awards ceremony where they were automatically considered for a further 14 categories. This year’s Lion Awards were presented by Myleene Klass at a glamorous red-carpet ceremony at the Roundhouse in London.
Sarah lives and works as a valued member of the hospitality team at Castle Care Village. She undertook her award in Employability and Personal Development. Since taking on a work role, Sarah has become more independent and confident, joining in within the local community and supporting others she lives with. Sarah was awarded a Medal for Excellence for her hard work and her own personal development. This is the first time that Barchester Healthcare has offered development programmes for the people that live in their care homes.
Kerry also won a Medal for Excellence within the assessor role she holds for the Employability and Personal Development programmes within the Castle Care Village. She has worked within the Learning Disabilities environment for more than 15 years. Through Kerry's work, enthusiasm and understanding about what service-users need, other homes all over the country are now interested in getting involved to services-users reach their potential.
Kate Mansfied-Loynes, said: “I nominated Kerry as her commitment to learners is unbelievable. She encourages, nurtures and supports all the Vocational Qualification programmes for Employability and Personal Development within Castle Care Village and, without her, this award would not have been such a success.”
The ‘Community Supporter of the Year’ award was bestowed upon Kerry and it is undeniably through Cyd Akrill’s encouragement that both Kerry and Sarah have achieved so much. Cyd has also been nominated for a Barchester Care Award in the 'Registered Nurse' category that will be announced this week.