6 October 2017
Radius Housing’s Spelga Mews, a supported living scheme in Banbridge, has scooped this years’ Independent Health Care Provider (IHCP) Care Team Award-Domiciliary/Care at Home award at a ceremony held in Belfast on Thursday 5 October.
This prestigious award recognises the vital work that care staff, working together, makes to individual lives, the care environment and excellence in practice. It recognises at care-in-home teams who provide services outside of the scope or standard normally expected for such roles.
Louise McConville, Registered Manager, said, “We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to receive this IHCP award which recognises the hard work and dedication of the team here at Spelga Mews.
“Radius is a specialist in dementia care and support services. The staff here at Spelga Mews have a specialist and yet diverse role delivering care and support in peoples own homes. We provide care and support to older people with complex needs and varying degrees of dementia. Our team focus on enabling tenants to have happy and fulfilled lives within the local community. The support provided is pertinent for individuals wishing to stay in their home for as long as possible and in helping to maintain their independence throughout their dementia journey. In Spelga Mews we celebrate every day. We celebrate the lives and achievements of all the tenants - every occasion, every season; every birthday is a big milestone and cause for celebration.
“The staff are innovative and inspirational. It is difficult to put into words the love, devotion, compassion and empathy displayed by the staff Team. I am very proud to manage such a fabulous team.”
Fiona McAnespie, Director of Care & Support said, “Radius Housing provides a range of supported housing, some with 24 hour care and support for people with complex needs. Our Housing with Care schemes across NI are designed to meet the varying needs of older people who need more support than is generally available in normal retirement housing. This award is testament of the highest quality of care we provide to every person who makes a Radius home their home and those individuals who welcome us into their homes to support their continued independent living.”
For more information about our Care and Support Services visit https://www.radiushousing.org/careservices