CARES Awards 2017
This year our annual general meeting (AGM) was held at The Village Hotel in Bury on 27 September, with the theme of service excellence in challenging times.
We also held the first CARES Awards, which are our values-based way to recognise services or teams who’ve gone above and beyond to provide high quality care.
Nominations were received for 61 teams across nine categories, with a winner for each being chosen for each. An overall winner and a ‘highly commended’ runner-up were then announced at the AGM.
Meet the winners and click to see the videos:
Corporate Services category
Our overall CARES Award winners were praised for their work with Remploy to support people with disabilities back into employment.
The team developed a course to build the skills and confidence of potential candidates so they can pursue a career in healthcare.
This included a tour of adult inpatient mental health wards, help with IT skills, interview preparation and guidance on required documents and references.
Specialist Services category
The Moving On Group, based at Heathfield House in Stockport, were highly commended for the range of rehabilitation activities that they provide for service users with mental health conditions.
These are aimed at helping them to develop skills and routine and prepare for life back in the community.
The team also successfully encouraged service users to take part in regular exercise, through initiatives like a 10,000 steps for ten days challenge and weekly football training sessions with Stockport County.
Community Services Bury category
Millwood School Nursing Team for their efforts to improve the health of children with complex needs and learning disabilities, based at Millwood Primary Special School in Radcliffe.
Cross-Divisional Business Unit category
Criminal Justice Mental Health Team for their support of offenders who have mental disorders, particularly their work with case 'JB'.
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Community Services category
Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service for redesigning many services and combining them into one easy-to-access service.
Mental Health North category
Oldham Community Mental Health Team for working hard to improve the physical health of people with a severe mental illness.
Mental Health South category
Tameside and Glossop Memory Assessment Service for working tirelessly to keep meeting targets for access and waiting times.
Oldham Community Services category
Oldham Medicines Management Team for their work to review patient medicines; freeing up district nurses workload, improving patient safety and reducing waste medicines.
Trafford Community Services category
Trafford Leg Ulcer Team for demonstrating a 98 to 100 percent successful healing rate for patients with venous leg ulcers.
Videos of all the winners are available on the Trust’s YouTube channel at: