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Celebrating Excellence – Isle of Man Praxis Care Learning Disability Staff Scoop 3 Awards

Left to right – Chris Melvin, Hannah Cowin, Nevin Ringland (Chief Executive), Wendy Green  (Manager), Edward Carruthers and Andrew Bolton. Not pictured Sonia Fellows, Elaine Dunnigan, Frank Caine, Steve Walsh, Michael Solo, Eric Wade, Lynne Mungiovi, Rebecca Perry and Chloe Brew.

Left to right – Chris Melvin, Hannah Cowin, Nevin Ringland (Chief Executive), Wendy Green (Manager), Edward Carruthers and Andrew Bolton. Not pictured Sonia Fellows, Elaine Dunnigan, Frank Caine, Steve Walsh, Michael Solo, Eric Wade, Lynne Mungiovi, Rebecca Perry and Chloe Brew.

The staff at Glenroyd care home in Ramsey supporting individuals with learning disabilities are extremely proud to receive news of winning two individual awards and one team award in the 2015 Praxis Care staff awards.

Staff at Glenroyd are delighted to scoop the unprecedented three awards for staff excellence. Wendy Green, Manager was awarded the Exceptional Leadership award, Hannah Cowin, Apprentice Support Worker was awarded the Apprentice of the Year award and the staff team were awarded the Health Improvement award.

The Health Improvement award was awarded as the staff team have been vigilant and dedicated in ensuring that all Service Users health has remained good and they have been treated appropriately when any illnesses have occurred.  They have also taken responsibility for educating a Service User to choosing healthy desserts and taking another Service User on long walks.  Both Service Users and staff have been attending an annual flu jab clinic which has had positive results.

Praxis Care is now in their 8th year of running a staff awards scheme.  The awards scheme is mostly based upon staff and managers nominating an individual or team for an award, however there is one award that is based upon Service Users or carers nominating a team for an award.  There are five individual awards and seven team awards to be presented throughout Praxis Care’s staff across Ireland, England and the Isle of Man.

Wendy Green, Manager of Glenroyd said

“I’m overjoyed with the staff team’s success but not surprised given the tremendous effort put in by all involved over the past 12 months and delighted to have been nominated and successful in winning the Exceptional Leadership award”.

Nevin Ringland, Chief Executive said

“Praxis Care’s dedicated staff and teams go to exceptional lengths to provide outstanding care and support to our service users. Each staff member has a unique role to play in delivering our vision, regardless of where they work.  I would like to offer my congratulations to Wendy, Hannah and the staff team for winning the awards”.

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Notes for editors

To organise an interview with a staff member, service user or request further information on the work of Praxis Care, contact Paul Collins Assistant Director – Communications 028 90 234 555 / 07918 720554.

Praxis Care is a charity empowering adults and children with mental ill health, learning disability, or acquired brain injury to enjoy everyday living, irrespective of the complexity of their needs. Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for nearly 1,500 people in 80 separate locations.

Services are provided across Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Praxis Care is a registered charity (Manx registered charity no. 826) which was set up in Northern Ireland in 1983 and has been an active provider of care for those with Learning Disabilities and Mental Ill Health on the Isle of Man for over 10 years.  Wendy Green is the Manager of Glenroyd, the supported living accommodation is designed to encourage individuals with Learning Disabilities to achieve his or her optimal level of independence and to offer a real opportunity to feel part of the community.

The scheme is disabled friendly within a single level house in Ramsey and is close to all local amenities.  Staff members are available to offer social, emotional and practical support on a 24 hour basis. Service Users are given the opportunity to play an active role in the community via social inclusion activities.

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