Anna Houston, Managing Director of Carewatch Argyll and Bute has been recognised for her work with one of the leading partnerships in Scotland at a prestigious evening awards ceremony celebrating the brightest stars in the independent care at home and housing support services in Scotland.
The Argyll & Bute Reshaping Care for Older People Programme Board has been selected from more than 200 entries as winner of the ‘Partnership of the Year Award’ at the Scottish Care Awards 2012, sponsored by the Joint Improvement Team.
The Argyll & Bute partnership is made up of Argyll & Bute Council, NHS Highland, Scottish Care (representing the independent Care at Home, Care Home and Housing Support providers) and Argyll Voluntary Action (representing Voluntary and Third Sector providers), and have been working together to consolidate aspects of their areas of work to steer change in the care at home sector, and are now working to embed and extend co-production as a model of working.
Pat Tyrrell, who works as a Lead Nurse at Argyll and Bute CHP, is delighted to have won the Partnership of the Year award. Speaking on behalf of Argyll and Bute Reshaping Care partnership, she said “The Reshaping Care for Older People Programme has propelled a much more focussed and inclusive approach to partnership working across statutory, independent and third sector organisations in Argyll and Bute.
All organisations are on a journey together, working with local communities, to improve the provision of health and social care services for older people. It has been a journey of learning and discovery where we are all recognising how the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts.
It is a real joy to work with so many committed people, all with the same vision and aims from so many different sectors.”
Anna Houston commented “I am delighted that Carewatch has been recognised for the work we are doing with The Argyll & Bute partnership. Our business is about the people we support, and the teams who provide that support and our work with the Partnership is a great example of how a joint approach can make a difference.”
The glittering ceremony, held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 1st June and hosted by TV presenter, Michelle McManus celebrated the cream of the industry.
This year, the care awards followed a full day of conference for the care at home and housing support sector where the keynote speaker was the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary Nicola Sturgeon, other participants included, Colin Sloey Executive Director CHP NHS Lanarkshire and the Care Inspectorate’s new Chief Executive Annette Bruton who addressed various issues pertinent to the sector and specific to care and support within the home.