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Solihull Together Awards: Shortlist for awards announced

Solihull Editorial 1st Mar, 2018   0

ORGNAISERS have released details of the finalists for the Solihull Observer supported Solihull Together 2018 Awards.

Now in their fourth year, the Awards attracted almost 1 100 nominations celebrating the dedication of Solihull residents, health and care professionals and local organisations who provide outstanding care and support to adults in the borough.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that took time out of their busy schedules to nominate and shine a light on fellow friends and colleague’s hard work and dedication,” said the event’s organisers.

Winners in each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony which will be held at the Renewal Conference Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull on the afternoon of Thursday March 22. Tickets are available from www.solihulltogether.co.uk




Coun Bob Sleigh, Leader of Solihull Council will open the awards and welcome the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Interim Chair of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust who will compere the ceremony again this year.

The named category finalists were announced as follows:


Local Hero (supported by Solihull Observer):

*Bonny-Lou Emery, Learning Support Assistant, Merstone Special School

*Jan Prior, Chair, Solihull Life Opportunities (SoLO)

*Norma Todd, Solihull Visiting Service

*Peter Brown, Chair of Solihull Mind and Service User Governor for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

*Sajida Golby, Founder, North Solihull Additional Needs Group

Care Professional of the Year:

*Charlotte Poole, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

*Eamonn Richards, Social Worker, All Age Disability Team, Solihull Council

*Jacquie Fisher, Senior Practitioner, SIAS Aquarius

*Natalie Foster, Wellbeing Officer, Solihull Community Housing

*Rebecca Mason, Reablement Social Worker, Solihull Council

Care Team of the Year:

*Approved Mental Health Professional Workers (AMHP), Solihull Council

*Auxilio Care/Richmond Supported Living

*Solihull Early Intervention Service, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

*Solihull Medical, Elderly and Respiratory Therapy Team, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

*SupportUHome virtual team (Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and Solihull Council)

Collaborative Working:

*Mental Health Enhanced Assessment Team, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

*Solihull Enhanced Personality Disorder Pathway & Aviary House

*Solihull Falls Project Group

*Solihull Minor Injury Unit staff and Badger Medical staff (Urgent Primary Care)

*St Bernard’s Care Home and Tender Years Day Nursery

Health Professional of the Year:

*Dr Susan Harrower, Coventry Road Practice

*Kellie Owen, End of Life Care Practitioner, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

*Kirsty Millard, Practice Nurse Development Lead, Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

*Noleen Walsh, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Lyndon Clinic, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

*Patricia Riley, Solihull Renal Unit, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Inspiring Leader:

*Dr Anand Chitnis, Chair and Clinical Lead, Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

*Elizabeth Torrance, Therapy Clinical Team Leader, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

*Munya Zinyama, Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead/Team Leader, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

*Steven Harrison, CYP and Youth Service Manager, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Outstanding Community Project:

*Bosworth Community Centre, Accord Group

*North Solihull Additional Needs Group

*Recovery College for All (Solihull branch), Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

*Solihull Parkinsings

*Solihull Wheels for All

Outstanding Customer Care:

*Dr Martin Shalley, Sam Harton and DocSpot Staff, Hampton Health and Fitness Club

*Financial Inclusion Team, Solihull Council

*High Intensity Service User Co-ordinators

*Solihull Mind staff

*Yvonne Fox, Frailty Advice and Support Team, Solihull Hospital

Primary Care Service of the Year:

*Dr Carolyne Smith, Community Dermatology Service

*Health Trainer Service from Health Exchange

*Hobs Moat Medical Centre

Chair’s Award:

The Solihull Together Chair’s Award is chosen by the Awards judging panel and given to a nominee that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the lives of Solihull citizens. The winner of this Award will be announced at the ceremony.

Visit www.solihulltogether.co.uk for more details about the Awards ceremony.

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