Thera East Midlands Team celebrate win at Great British Care Awards

Posted 04/08/2021

We are proud to announce that one of Thera East Midlands' local support teams have recently won a Great British Care Award

Staff from Thera East Midlands were recognised on Monday the 26th of July at the Great British Care Awards for the East Midlands region, held in Nottingham. The awards are designed to celebrate excellence in the care industry and take place each year on both regional and national levels.

One of our support teams in Derbyshire were presented with the award for providing outstanding palliative/end of life care. This award is normally won by people working in nursing home environments, which makes it a particularly amazing achievement and highlights further the dedication of the team in difficult circumstances.

Each nominee for the awards discussed their stories with the Judges, who then decided the winner. The Judges were particularly impressed with Thera staff’s dedication to the people they were supporting, including their work with one specific lady.

They worked closely with the lady to understand her wishes, which included her desire to be reunited with her husband. The staff team located her husband’s resting place in their own time and supported the lady to arrange to be buried there after she had passed away. She worked with her team to choose a headstone too.

Judges from the Great British Care Awards said:

This team clearly live and breathe for their residents and have formed a family unit which makes the end-of-life experience more important… this team were a true stand out and worthy winners of the palliative care award.

The team are now put forward for the national awards where they will compete with each of the other regional winners.
Congratulations to Lyn, Ruth, Jess, Jane, Rosie, Shupi, Kim, Roxy, Elizabeth, and Chloe! The strength of the team, and their hard work and dedication shone during this difficult time. Thank you for your commitment to people we support.

TEM Great British Care Award Winners