Awards

  • 20181122 135800We are delighted to show you the winners of our annual Christmas card competition. People we support in all our services were busy throughout November creating some wonderful Christmas cards. All throughout November the York office has seen glittery and colourful designs being sent in from all around the country. We received over 100 designs, which made the judging very difficult!

  • Christmas Card 1The annual Danshell Christmas Card competition has seen over 120 cards flying in to the York Central Support Office, filling the place with glitter and colour. Service user representatives from around the country came to York to help with our jolly judging day, dressed in their best Christmas jumpers.

  • SPT 2318 640x427Our 2018 Danshell Shining Star Awards was a night to remember, celebrating everything our wonderful teams do to make a difference in people’s lives. Read on to see our winners!

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    Our fantastic teams have again been recognised for the outstanding support we provide for people with learning disabilities and autism.

  • Trophy 2We have some amazing staff and teams who have been honoured with some incredible awards and accreditations. Here is a list of our recent award wins and shortlistings, as well as the accreditations earnt by our services:

    Awards
    Caring UK Awards 2018
    Care Home of the Year  Trinity House Care Home with Nursing  (Finalist)

    Great British Care Awards 2018
    Care Home Manager Award  Kirsty Dale (Trinity House Care Home with Nursing)  (Finalist)

    Care Assessor/Planner Award  Lesley McCulloch (Trinity House Care Home with Nursing)  (Finalist)
    Care Home Chefs Award  Amanda Jackson and Rikki Maxwell (Trinity House Care Home with Nursing)  (Finalist)
    Care Innovator Award  the Team at Trinity House Care Home with Nursing  (Finalist)
    Learning Disability Nurse Award  Tracy Patterson (Trinity House Care Home with Nursing)  (Finalist)
    Ancillary Worker Award – Jeanette Swinhoe (Trinity House Care Home with Nursing)
      (Regional Winner)

    Nursing Times Awards 2018
    Nurse Leader Award – Amy Childs (Midlands Consultant Nurse)  (Finalist)

    RCNi Nurse Awards 2018
    The Learning Disability Nurse Award – Warren Cocker (Charge Nurse at Wast Hills Specialist Autism Hospital)  (Finalist)

    National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018
    The Outstanding Contribution Award - Vickie Peters (North East Consultant Nurse)  (Finalist)
    The Team Award - Bostall House Hospital  (Finalist)
    The Sporting Chance Award - Lorraine Platt (Trinity House Care Home with Nursing)  (Finalist) 
    The Senior Manager Award - Nicola Darby (Service Manager of Ducks Halt Residential Service & Yew Trees Hospital)  (Finalist) 
    The Learning Disability Nurse Award - Warren Cocker (Charge Nurse at Wast Hills Specialist Autism Hospital) (Finalist) 
    The Learning Disability Nurse Award - Sibu Mbambo (Staff Nurse at Old Leigh House Hospital)  (Finalist) 
    The Trainer Award - Gemma Gibson (North East Trainer)  (Finalist)
    The Great Autism Practice Award - Wast Hills Specialist Autism Hospital
      (Winner)

    HealthInvestor Awards 2018
    Specialist Care Provider of the Year – Danshell  (Finalist)

    Complex Care Provider of the Year – Danshell  (Finalist)

    Great British Care Awards 2017
    Good Nurse Award – Maxine Thorne (Charge Nurse at Toller Road Care Home with Nursing)  (Finalist)

    Good Nurse Award – Beth Fields (Charge Nurse at Cedar Vale Specialist Autism Hospital)  (Finalist)
    Care Home Chef Award – Rikki Maxwell & Amanda Jackson (Senior Chefs at Trinity House Care Home with Nursing)  (Finalist)
    Care Home Worker Award – Wendy Taylor (Senior Support Worker at Trinity House Care Home with Nursing)  (Finalist)
    Activity Organiser Award – Chantel Cumberland (Activity Coordinator at Ducks Halt Care Home with Nursing – now a Residential Service)  (Finalist)
    Putting People First Award – Toller Road Care Home with Nursing  (Regional Winner)

    National Care Awards 2017
    Care Home Manager of the Year – Jo Crook (Service Manager at Hollyhurst Care Home with Nursing)  (Finalist)

    Resident Engagement Award - Cate Ball (then Service Manager at Toller Road Care Home with Nursing, now Midlands Business Support Manager)  (Finalist)

    Laing Buisson Awards 2017
    Nursing Practice Award – Beth Fields (Charge Nurse at Cedar Vale Specialist Autism Hospital)  (Finalist)

    Rising Star Award – Amy Childs (Midlands Consultant Nurse)  (Winner)

    Nursing Times Awards 2017
    Nurse Leader Award – Amy Childs (Midlands Consultant Nurse)  (Finalist)

    Rising Star Award – Lorna Featherstone (Service Manager at Willow House Care Home with Nursing)  (Finalist)
    Team of the Year Award – Wast Hills Specialist Autism Hospital  (Finalist)

    National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2017
    Employer of People with a Disability Award – Danshell  (Finalist)

    Best Employer Award – Danshell  (Finalist)
    Making a Difference Award – Wast Hills Specialist Autism Hospital  (Finalist)
    Sporting Chance Award – Johnathan Whitwell (North East Sports Coordinator)  (Finalist)
    Senior Manager Award – Amy Childs (Midlands Consultant Nurse)  (Winner)

    BILD PBS Leadership Awards 2017
    Innovative practice in supporting people with intellectual disabilities through positive behaviour support – Trinity House Care Home with Nursing  (Winner)

    Autism Professional Awards 2017
    Outstanding Adult Services Award – Wast Hills Specialist Autism Hospital  (Finalist)

    National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2016
    Great Autism Practice Award - Wast Hills Specialist Autism Hospital  (Winner)

    Accreditations
    Newbus Grange Specialist Autism Hospital
    National Autistic Society’s Autism Accreditation
    Accreditation for Inpatient Learning Disability Mental Health Services (AIMS-LD) from the Quality Network for Inpatient Learning Disability Services (QNLD) by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Ranaich House Care Home with Nursing
    HealthyLiving Award

    Wast Hills Specialist Autism Hospital
    National Autistic Society’s Autism Accreditation

     

  • DSC00040 640x480The people we support at Willow House, our care home for people with learning disabilities in Birmingham, have been enjoying the snowfall this December. They got excited for the Christmas period with fun games in the snow and a person-centred awards night.

  • LD WinnerAmy Childs, our Consultant Nurse for the Midlands region, has received national recognition as a winner at the prestigious National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2017.

  • LD Awards Finalists 2018We are delighted to say that we have had eight people / teams shortlisted at the National LD & Autism Awards 2018. 

  • Care Awards logo 2017 Finalist 2Jo Crook, Manager of Hollyhurst care home in Darlington, has been named as a finalist at a national awards. Jo is in the running for ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’ at the National Care Awards.

  • Finalist

    Danshell has been officially recognised nationally for the outstanding support our services provide for people with learning disabilities and autism.

  • 1 25.02 Cedar Craft Top 640x421The people we support at Cedar Vale specialist autism hospital in East Bridgford have enjoyed getting crafty to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the improving spring weather.

  • 3 11.02 Hollyhurst Awards2Inspired by our Danshell Shining Star Awards, Hollyhurst residential service in Darlington have hosted their own event to recognise the great work done by their staff team, as well as the achievements of the people they support.

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    Our award-winning Consultant Nurse Amy Childs has received further recognition after being named as ‘Rising Star’ at the prestigious LaingBuisson awards.

  • Trinity team 800x534Three of our team at Trinity House care home in Lockerbie, were shortlisted at the regional heats for the Great British Care Awards, held at the beginning of the month.

  • Wast HillsWast Hills Hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has been recognised for its excellence at the national Autism Professional Awards.

  • Trinity House exterior 1We are very proud to say that Trinity House in Lockerbie has been recognised for its excellent practice in supporting people with learning disabilities with a prestigious national award.

  • Outstanding 640x427We are absolutely delighted to say that Newbus Grange, our specialist autism hospital near Darlington, has been awarded an “Outstanding” by the CQC.

  • 2 01.03 Mo 640x480Mo Azzam, a support worker at Newbus Grangespecialist autism hospital near Darlington, has been using the skills he has picked up while working there to volunteer for international charity Interplast.

  • Victoria House TeamOur incredible team at River View in Darlington recently won the Outstanding Team of the Year 2018 at our Shining Star Awards. They were described as working in a truly person centred way, taking the time to find out what is important to people and working unbelievably hard to support people to achieve their goals.

    We would love to tell you the full story of why River View are our incredibly worthy winners.

  • Trinity House3 Ann MarieThe people we support at two of our residential services have taken part in Safer Internet Day on the 5th of February to learn about going online safely.

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