23rd Oct, 2016

Care home maintenance man honoured

Aaron Wise 30th Aug, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A KIND-HEARTED maintenance worker at an Evesham care home has been presented with an award honouring his hard work and dedication.

Peter Hall, who works as a maintenance man at Evesham’s The Hawthorns Care Home, was presented with the Service Support award at Shaw healthcare’s annual Shaw Star Awards ceremony.

Mr Hall picked up the award for transforming the residential care home – for elderly people with dementia – by creating a sensory experience room, installing working radios into disused payphones and building an indoor shed for residents to enjoy.

“If there’s anything I can do to enhance the environment our residents call home, I make every effort to do so,” said Mr Hall.

“I love my job, the team I work with and the residents we support here, and I am thrilled to receive this award.

“It just goes to show what difference taking the time to consider and implement improvements around the home can make to residents’ wellbeing, and I’m proud of the work I do at The Hawthorns,” he added.

Jeremy Nixey, chief executive of Shaw healthcare, said: “Since the Shaw Star Awards began seven years ago, we have enjoyed celebrating our staff and the contribution they make to the quality of life for the people in our care.”

More than 180 people gathered at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Oxfordshire for Shaw healthcare’s annual awards ceremony which celebrated the achievements of 4,600 care workers across Shaw’s facilities.

Visit www.shaw.co.uk/about-us/shaw-star-awards for a full list of the awards.