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Home Trainer of the Year

Donna Binnersley
Home Trainer of the Year

Donna Binnersley, who has worked at Ottley House Care Home since the age of 16, was thrilled to be named ‘Home Trainer of the Year’ in the national finals!

The home had already won three awards in the regional heats of the Barchester Care Awards, including the awards won by Jamie (General Manager of the Year), Donna and the home’s Housekeeping Team, who were awarded ‘Team of the Year in Wales and South West of England’. 

The ‘Home Trainer of the Year’ award recognises the vital role of the home trainer in the education, training and development of staff. 

Jamie Stubbs, General Manager at Ottley House said: “It has been a great year for Ottley House. In August, we were pleased to receive an overall ‘Good’ rating following an inspection from CQC and now following two national wins we have two fantastic trophies to add to our trophy cabinet!  I’m especially delighted for both Donna and Tina for their continued effort and hard work here at Ottley House. Donna is an exceptional home trainer who brings passion and dedication to her role here at Ottley House. Donna has been an invaluable support to both me as General Manager and to all the staff and residents at Ottley House. Her professionalism and energy toward her role always produce high quality training that can be enjoyed by all members of the team.''

On receiving her award, Donna said:

That she was absolutely thrilled and overwhelmed to have been chose as home trainer of the year 2016. She was delighted that she had been able to support and train the staff at Ottley House to a high standard in order that excellence in care could be delivered to all the residents who were living at the home.

Other finalists: 
Tracy Libby - Four Hills Care Home
Zoe Postage - Chater Lodge Care Home
Agata Szymanska - Winchester House Care Home
Kate Jackson - Ashfields Care Home
Carolyn Smithyman - Hundens Park Care Home