Mundy House in Basildon is acknowledging its long-serving staff and celebrating the significant birthdays of residents.
The award event, which was the first of its kind for the care home, was attended by Deputy Mayor of Basildon, Cllr Danny Lawrence.
Special recognition was given to Rose Avery, 109, Ivy Aylott, 106, and Nora English, who recently turned 100. Awards were given to ten residents’ families, both past and present, who have shown ongoing support to Mundy House throughout the years.
Mundy House also honoured 15 long-serving members of staff who have worked for the care home for more than 10 years. The longest period of service belonged to Irene Taylor, who has been with Mundy House for 29 years.
Four residents received awards for showcasing skills and talents, including resident Ian Crouch, who enjoys gardening, Ian Parkinson who makes matchstick models, Elizabeth Louise, who received special recognition for making people laugh and for always staying positive, and Joyce Bristow, who always likes to keep the home and dining area in check.
The care awards recognised four staff who have gone above and beyond their roles, ten highly-commended staff and six commended staff.
Mundy House also honoured two health professionals who support the Home, GP Of Murree medical Centre, Dr Muhammad Aslam and Lead District Nurse Hazel Longhurst.
Josi George, Home Manager at Mundy House Care Home, said: “We are one big family at Mundy House and it is a very special place to be. I wanted to create an event which would allow us to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our staff, but also recognise our residents and what outstanding people they are. They never cease to amaze me, and their families become an extension of our working family while providing an incredible amount of support.
“I would like to continue this event, and I would like to thank Deputy Mayor Cllr Danny Lawrence, who was here to celebrate the inaugural awards with us.”
Deputy Mayor Cllr Danny Lawrence. said: “I was overjoyed to attend Mundy House’s first awards ceremony. I think that acknowledging the support of staff, residents and families is fantastic, and I am glad that I could be a part of it.”