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Award categories and judging criteria

In all categories, nominations will be used to shortlist candidates but the final decision, giving due weight to nominations, will be made by directors. For 'Kingsley Personality of the Year' the number of nominations by staff, residents’ families and external health professionals will be the sole criterion in determining the winner.

This award is open to all Home Managers

Judging criteria:

  • Understands Kingsley's vision, mission and values
  • Understands the business plan
  • Demonstrates the commitment to provide the best possible care to the people we look after whilst meeting their emotional needs.
  • Be able to demonstrate how they have driven their staff to achieve the following: WINGS, GSF, Dignity in Care Award, Six Steps Award, Dementia Kite Award, Other awards
  • Encourages and supports staff to develop themselves
  • Demonstrates both management and leadership skills
  • Leads by example
  • Supported training and E Learning
  • Gives staff the confidence and supports them to work towards the next stage in their career
  • All departments in the home must be running effectively and communicating with each other
  • Maintained staff levels in line with budget requirements
  • Demonstrates how they have supported overseas staff (if appropriate)

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This award is open to all Kingsley Healthcare Nurses

Judging criteria:

  • Demonstrates clinical expertise with other health professionals, colleagues
  • Communicates with families in a way that they can understand
  • Demonstrates empathy with families during end of life
  • Continually makes a difference in residents’ lives
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities
  • Manages the shift effectively
  • Is an advocate for the residents in their care
  • Supports the overseas recruitment for nurses program (if relevant)
  • Actively seeks to improve their skills and knowledge and that of their colleagues
  • Is proactively working towards the next step in their career
  • Can provide evidence of complying with the MNC Code

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by our judges who will also see a video showing the nurse at work in their home environment.

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This award is open to all care staff (E.g. Support Workers, Senior Support Workers,  Care Coordinator, and Team Leaders etc.)

Judging criteria:

  • Will have an excellent understanding of what the resident wants and needs and will share this with their colleagues
  • Will challenge the way things are done in the home using a positive communication style
  • Knows the families and takes time to get to know them and to build a professional relationship
  • Always refers family and staff to the appropriate person to obtain correct information
  • Demonstrates a high level of confidentiality
  • Colleagues will always find this person to seek advice and support
  • Has completed E Learning, NVQ Level 2, NVQ Level 3 (or is working towards this level)
  • Is pro-active in seeking advice about their career progression

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This award is open to all activities/Lifestyle/Wellbeing co-ordinators

Reasons for nominating:

  • The ideal candidate must show flair and imagination in providing a varied and stimulating activities programme
  • They will have a shining personality that charms the residents
  • As well as day-to-day activities, they will show energy and ingenuity in organising special events to engage the wider community

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Judging criteria:

  • Has obtained a hygiene star rating of 5 for the kitchen
  • Manages the kitchen and all areas relating to food in a professional way
  • Creates a kitchen that is productive and fun to work in
  • Will meet requests when a resident wants something different
  • Gives families confidence that their loved one’s special food needs are being met
  • Provides a menu that meets the needs of all residents
  • Leads and motivates staff in the way that food is served
  • Supports their staff to progress to the next level of their career
  • Takes part in training all staff in the home in relation to food and hygiene requirements when handling food
  • Continually challenges the quality of food from suppliers
  • Continually improves their own abilities

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This award is open to all business support roles. (e.g. Home Administrators, Meet and Greet Receptionists, Business Support Managers, Customer Relations and hospitality roles)

Judging criteria:

  • Provides evidence of giving a high level of support/customer service to families and residents
  • Continually supports staff with day to day requests/tasks
  • Is confident when communicating with health professionals, senior management team and in emergency situations
  • Develops their own and colleagues skills and knowledge
  • Has an understanding of person centred care
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the home
  • Always turns negatives in to positives and finds solutions
  • Takes part in and supports all the homes activities
  • Always goes the extra mile for both families and staff
  • Provides the home manager with feedback that results in improvements

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This award is open to all support services roles. (e.g. Domestics, Housekeeping, kitchen assistants, maintenance and gardeners)

Judging criteria:

  • Provides evidence of giving a high level of support/customer service to families and residents
  • Continually provides supports with day to day requests/tasks
  • Is confident when communicating with health professionals, senior management team and in emergency situations
  • Develops their own and colleagues skills and knowledge
  • Has an understanding of the Kingsley philosophy
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the home
  • Always turns negatives in to positives and finds solutions
  • Takes part in and supports all the homes activities
  • Always goes the extra mile for both residents and families
  • Provides the home manager with feedback that results in improvements

 

Gardeners and maintenance:

  • Candidates will demonstrate wide-ranging skills to tackle a variety of jobs
  • He/She will be a team player and a key member of the home's staff
  • They will go the extra mile to get jobs done in a timely manner

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This award is open to everyone

Judging criteria: 

  • Understands the wants and needs of each resident in the home and shares this with colleagues
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude with colleagues, residents, families and visitors to the home
  • Challenges colleagues in relation to work practices
  • Contributes ideas in the home’s activities
  • Continually finds solutions to day to day issues
  • Demonstrates a commitment to learning
  • Will provide feedback to managers in relation to improving work practices
  • Wants to progress beyond their current job role

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Some of the accreditations and awards we’re really proud of:

  • We are a Living Wage Employer
  • Regulated by Care Quality Commission
  • chuk 2023 v3
  • Enabling Research in Care Homes
  • Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019 Winner
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