Chairman’s Award 2017 – Amy Jackson, The Lily Mae Foundation

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Chairman Award Amy JacksonEvery year 6,500 babies are stillborn or die within the first four weeks (source: SANDS charity). Based in Balsall Common, The Lily Mae Foundation works to help change public perception of stillbirth and neonatal death. Donations are used to support parents and families affected by the death of a baby. Amy and her husband Ryan set up The Lily Mae Foundation in 2010, named after their daughter who was stillborn at Solihull Hospital earlier that year.

Photo caption: Amy Jackson (right) with Maureen Johnson, Chair of the Solihull Together Awards judging panel.

Outstanding Customer Care 2017 – SIAS (Solihull Integrated Addiction Service)

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Outstanding customer care SIASSolihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS) is a multi-disciplinary partnership of organisations working together to support the needs of people with addiction concerns and their significant others. Its services range from supporting with drug use, problematic alcohol consumption and gambling issues to offering specialist services for families and young people.

Photo caption: Staff from SIAS with (left) Anne Hastings, Chief Executive of Age UK Solihull

Inspiring Leader 2017 – joint winner Linda Murphy, SMBC

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Inspiring Leader Linda Murphy SMBCBacons End Day Centre run by Solihull Council (SMBC) provides day care and activities in Chelmsley Wood for adults with learning disabilities.

In recent years there have been big changes to the way these services are delivered, with a move from large day centres to smaller community hubs that are incorporated and involve the local community.

Service Manager Linda Murphy has been at the forefront of this project. 

Photo caption: Linda Murphy (right) from Solihull Council with Helen Kelly, Solihull Together Programme Director

Inspiring Leader 2017 – joint winner Suzi Thomas, SIAS

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Inspiring Leader Suzi Thomas SIASSuzi Thomas has worked with addicted persons in Solihull and their families for nearly 10 years. She is a team manager at Solihull Integrated Addictions Service (SIAS) – a multi-disciplinary partnership of organisations working together to offer crucial addiction support services.
Suzi’s role requires good working relationships between numerous local health and social care agencies and specialised teams but she ensures that a comprehensive service is provided and that there aren’t any gaps that clients could fall through.


Photo caption: Suzi Thomas, SIAS (right) with Helen Kelly, Solihull Together Programme Director

Dementia Friendly Service 2017 - Enhanced Recovery at Home scheme, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

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Dementia friendly DDOT teamDelirium is a common, serious but often treatable condition that causes a person to become easily distracted and more confused than normal. It starts suddenly in someone who is unwell, and is more common in older people and people with dementia. The condition can be very distressing for the person and their family.

At Solihull Hospital the Delirium and Dementia Outreach Team (DDOT) believed that if returned to their own home, supported by skilled staff using an enabling model of care, delirium would quickly resolve. They created the Enhanced Recovery at Home pathway, working closely with Supported Integrated Discharge and Adult Social Care, and the results have been outstanding.

Photo caption: DDOT Lead Nurse Phil Hall (right) with Dr Anand Chitnis, Chair of Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group.

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