Honouring our caring stars

Colten Champions 2022
Colten Champions 2022

The Champions are back! We have opened the call for entries for our fantastic in-home awards, designed to honour and reward those shining stars who contribute to residents’ care every day.

Across eight separate categories, Colten Champions celebrates individuals and teams delivering excellence in nursing, care, resident engagement and other areas in which we continually go above and beyond.

Residents, families and colleagues can nominate worthy winners as we begin the countdown to a glittering awards ceremony at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth on 22 September 2022.

First held in 2018, interest in Colten Champions grew quickly with more than 1,000 nominations submitted the following year. Inevitably, we had to scale back the initiative during the pandemic but we hope this year it will be bigger than ever.

Speaking after he hosted the last in-person awards ceremony, attended by colleagues from across our homes, TV doctor Hilary Jones said: “This was a happy, memorable occasion that truly reflected the importance of quality delivered consistently by a team working together for the benefit of residents.

“Everyone was pleased to take part and found it genuinely rewarding to be there.”

Team members with Dr Hilary Jones, far left, host of the 2019 Colten Champions evening. This year’s glittering awards ceremony will be held at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth on September 22, 2022.

Team members with Dr Hilary Jones, far left, host of the 2019 Colten Champions evening. This year’s glittering awards ceremony will be held at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth on September 22, 2022.

One of our residents, Dennis Johnson, also said at the time: “It is wonderful to live in a care home where management are prepared to celebrate and reward staff for all that they do for us. Having an awards initiative such as Colten Champions is a superb way to recognise and honour our amazing carers and all the others at the home who contribute to our wellbeing.”

One of our residents, Tom Storey, seated, was an honorary guest at the 2019 awards.

One of our residents, Tom Storey, seated, was an honorary guest at the 2019 awards.

Our Chief Executive Mark Aitchison said: “Colten Champions showcases so many amazing examples of our team supporting and caring for residents in ways that are so much more than ‘just a job’.  Their pride and passion for putting the resident at the heart of all they do really stands out.”

Award categories

Resident Engagement
An individual who has created a truly meaningful experience for a resident/s. How has this individual made a difference to the lives of one, or several, of our residents in a planned or spontaneous way? Has someone created a ‘wish come true’ for you or your loved one? Why was this wish so special, what did this mean to you?Nursing Excellence
An inspirational Nurse who consistently demonstrates excellent clinical ability, making sound clinical judgements, whilst demonstrating strong leadership and communication skills with a passion for the residents in their care. Who fits this description?

Caring Excellence
A caring and compassionate individual in any role (excluding Nurses) who goes beyond expectations to have a positive impact on residents and/or their families. Who has shown that they genuinely care and how have they enriched someone’s life?

Warm Welcome
An individual, in any role, who always has a warm welcome regardless of how busy they are? How do they make you feel?

Colten Newcomer
An individual, who within their first year at Colten is already making a real difference within their place of work. What has this person achieved?

Values Award
An individual who clearly demonstrates Colten’s core values ‘friendly, kind, individual, reassuring and honest’ in their work. Give an example of when you have seen these values displayed by this person. What did they do specifically that makes you feel they are deserving of this award?

In-home Team of the year
A team within a Colten Care home, which not only works well together, but regularly delivers a service above and beyond expectations. What has this team achieved, how have they positively impacted on residents’ lives and well-being?

Support Team of the year
A team within the support network of Colten Care which not only works well together, but regularly contributes to and assists other areas of the business. A team on which you can rely.

 

Click here to take you to the Colten Champions web page – cast your vote now

 

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