Wirksworth housing complex staff win award
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Workers at a sheltered housing complex in Wirksworth have been given
staff recognition in the shape of a new national award.
Employees working for the Waltham House Extra Care Scheme won the housing with care accolade at the Great British Home Care Awards, where organisations were vying for 15 other categories, reports the Derby Telegraph.
Darren Kidger-Preston and Chris Betts collected the honour at a ceremony in London, where judges were impressed with their "enthusiasm" and "masses of ideas".
"The enjoyment and commitment they have for the development of relationships and services in the wider community is exciting and outstanding," the judges added.
The care scheme has 39 apartments for elderly people who wish to remain independent but require extra support.
Awards such as the honour given to the Waltham House Extra Care Scheme can help to boost the reputation of companies, which can lead to new business while improving the morale of workers/script>