Winners of Solihull Together 2018 Awards revealed

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Class of 2018 winners and finalists

It was celebrations all round as organisers announced the winners of the fourth annual Solihull Together Awards at the Renewal Conference Centre on Thursday 22 March.

The awards ceremony began with a surprise performance by the Birmingham and Solihull Wellbeing Community Choir. The choir promotes and maintains good mental and physical health through singing and peer support. It was a fitting start to the awards which celebrate the dedication of professionals who strive to bring about improvements in care for adults and the commitment and compassion of local people who are making a real difference in their own communities.

Speaking after the awards, Nick Page, Chief Executive of Solihull Council and Chair of the Solihull Together board, said, “Health and care organisations have a long and proud tradition of working together in Solihull to improve outcomes for our residents. To achieve our shared ambition of making the care and support we provide join up better as one system, we need to keep working together as organisations, professionals and local communities. That’s what Solihull Together is all about.

Nick continued: “It is a real privilege to meet the finalists and winners and hear their stories. What they are doing, whether in a professional or voluntary capacity, to improve the quality of people’s lives, is amazing and inspiring. We have a lot to be proud of here in Solihull.”

The full list of award winners is:

Care Professional of the Year
Jacquie Fisher, Senior Practitioner, SIAS Aquarius

Care Team of the Year
Solihull Early Intervention Service from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Collaborative Working
Solihull Enhanced Personality Disorder Pathway (Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) with Aviary House Supported Living

Health Professional of the Year
Kellie Owen, End of Life Care Practitioner, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Inspiring Leader
Stephen Harrison, Children and Young People and Youth Service Manager, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Local Hero, supported by Solihull Observer
Joint winner: Peter Brown, Chair of Solihull Mind and Service User Governor for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Joint winner: Norma Todd, Solihull Visiting Service
Highly commended: Sajida Golby, North Solihull Additional Needs Group

Outstanding Community Project
Joint winner: Recovery College for All (Solihull branch), Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Joint winner: Solihull Wheels for All

Outstanding Customer Care
Staff at Solihull Mind

Primary Care Service of the Year
Hobs Moat Medical Centre

Chair’s Award
Joint winner: Solihull Council’s Engage Team with St Bernard’s Residential Care Home and Tender Years Day Nursery
Joint winner: Solihull Wheels for All

2018 Awards finalists revealed

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solihull together awards ceremony42 finalists from across the borough have been shortlisted for this year's Solihull Together Awards. Now in their fourth year, the Awards attracted almost 100 nominations celebrating the dedication of Solihull residents, volunteers, health and care professionals and local organisations that provide outstanding care and support to vulnerable and frail adults.

Winners in each of the nine categories will be revealed at the awards ceremony which will be held at the Renewal Conference Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull on the afternoon of Thursday 22 March.  And the winner of the Solihull Together Chair's Award will be announced. This award is chosen by the judging panel and given to a finalist that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the lives of Solihull citizens.

Cllr Bob Sleigh OBE, Leader of Solihull Council will open the awards and welcome the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Interim Chair of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust who will compere the ceremony again this year.

The named finalists for each category are:

Local Hero (supported by Solihull Observer)

Care Professional of the Year

  • Charlotte Poole, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Eamonn Richards, Social Worker, All Age Disability Team, Solihull Council
  • Jacquie Fisher, Senior Practitioner, SIAS Aquarius
  • Natalie Foster, Wellbeing Officer, Solihull Community Housing
  • Rebecca Mason, Reablement Social Worker, Solihull Council

Care Team of the Year

  • Approved Mental Health Professional Workers (AMHP), Solihull Council
  • Auxilio Care Supported Living
  • Solihull Early Intervention Service, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Solihull Medical, Elderly and Respiratory Therapy Team, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Adult Social Care Supporting You Home virtual team, Solihull Council

Collaborative Working

  • Mental Health Enhanced Assessment Team, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT)
  • Solihull Enhanced Personality Disorder Pathway (BSMHFT) & Aviary House
  • Solihull Falls Project Group
  • Solihull Minor Injury Unit staff and Badger Medical staff
  • St Bernard’s Residential Care Home and Tender Years Day Nursery

Health Professional of the Year

  • Dr Susan Harrower, Coventry Road Practice
  • Kellie Owen, End of Life Care Practitioner, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kirsty Millard, Practice Nurse Development Lead, Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Noleen Walsh, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Lyndon Clinic, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Patricia Riley, Solihull Renal Unit, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Inspiring Leader

  • Dr Anand Chitnis, Chair and Clinical Lead, Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Elizabeth Torrance, Therapy Clinical Team Leader, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Munya Zinyama, Community Manager (MAS, OPIP, RDS) and Admiral Nurses Team, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stephen Harrison, CYP and Youth Service Manager, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Outstanding Community Project

  • Bosworth Community Centre, part of Accord
  • North Solihull Additional Needs Parent Support Group
  • Recovery College for All (Solihull branch), Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Solihull Parkin'sings
  • Solihull Wheels for All

Outstanding Customer Care

  • Dr Martin Shalley, Sam Harton & DocSpot staff, Hampton Health & Fitness Club
  • Financial Inclusion Team, Solihull Council
  • April Hall and Sarah Moulton, High Intensity Service User Project, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and Solihull CCG
  • Solihull Mind staff
  • Yvonne Fox, Frailty Advice and Support Team, Solihull Hospital

Primary Care Service of the Year

  • Dr Carolyne Smith, Community Dermatology Service
  • Health Exchange - Health Trainer Service
  • Hobs Moat Medical Centre

 

Solihull Together 2018 Awards open for entries

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The search is on again for Solihull’s most inspiring and innovative residents, volunteers, health and care professionals.

Now in their 4th year, the annual Solihull Together Awards celebrate outstanding care and support for vulnerable and frail adults across our borough.

Nick Page, Chief Executive of Solihull Council and Chair of the Solihull Together Programme Board explains how these awards are different: “The Solihull Together Awards look beyond the boundaries of individual organisations and communities to celebrate how Solihull as a place is working together to support our population.

He continues: “Since we established them in 2015, the Awards have helped to highlight inspiring stories about residents, volunteers, health and care professionals who are working incredibly hard to improve the lives of our frail and vulnerable residents.  As we launch the Solihull Together 2018 Awards I’m looking forward to hearing many more stories of outstanding and innovative work across the borough.” 

There are nine award categories to choose from:

  • Local Hero
  • Care Professional of the Year
  • Health Professional of the Year
  • Care Team of the Year
  • Primary Care Service of the Year
  • Outstanding collaborative working
  • Outstanding community project
  • Outstanding customer care
  • Inspiring leader

Click here for full details about each award category or read our top tips to help you write an eye-catching submission. While you’re planning your nominations, get inspired by previous Award winners and read their stories here.  

Nominations close at midday on Monday 5 February 2018. The winners of the nine categories and the Chairman's Award will be revealed at our Awards ceremony on Thursday 22 March 2018.

If you're ready to submit your nomination, please click here. Good luck and thank you for being part of the Solihull Together 2018 Awards! 

On your marks, get set....

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We’re almost ready to start receiving your nominations for the Solihull Together 2018 Awards!

From the end of November the search will be on again for Solihull’s most inspiring and innovative residents, volunteers, health and care professionals.

Now in their 4th year, the Solihull Together Awards celebrate outstanding care and support for vulnerable and frail adults in our borough. There are nine award categories to choose from:

  • Local Hero
  • Care Professional of the Year
  • Health Professional of the Year
  • Care Team of the Year
  • Primary Care Service of the Year
  • Outstanding collaborative working
  • Outstanding community project
  • Outstanding customer care
  • Inspiring leader

Full details of all the award categories and top tips will be available to help you write an eye-catching submission. While you’re thinking about your nominations, get inspired by previous Award winners. Read their stories here.

Nominations will close at midday on Monday 29 January 2018. The winners of the nine categories and the Chairman's Award will be revealed at our Awards ceremony on Thursday 22 March 2018.

 

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