Scottish Care Awards: Erskine veterans charity wins two awards
The smiles were doubled at a prestigious ceremony as one of Renfrewshire’s best-known charities scooped two awards for outstanding performance.
Veterans’ charity Erskine recently won awards at the Scottish Care Awards, which celebrate the best in the independent care home sector.
Home manager Alison Payne was the first to take the podium on behalf of Erskine Edinburgh Home, after being recognized as Home Care Service of the Year.
Pauline McIntyre, assistant director of care at the veterans charity, later received the Management and Leader award.
Erskine’s director of care, Derek Barron, told The Gazette: “I would firstly like to congratulate Alison and her team at Erskine Edinburgh on this well-deserved honour.
“The past two years have been exceptionally challenging and this recognition of the excellent teamwork and dedication of staff, focused on person-centred care, during extremely difficult times, is very well deserved.
“We are incredibly proud of everyone who helped Erskine Edinburgh win this award.
“As we work together as a team, around the care of our residents, it is good to stop occasionally and recognize the exceptional contribution of an individual, and that is what the Management and leadership gives us the opportunity to do.
“The award recognizes Pauline’s individual contribution, effort and the expertise she brings every day to her work here at Erskine and in contributing to the national agenda.
“We are very proud of Pauline and the achievements that led her to win this prestigious award, made all the more meaningful by her peers in the Scottish care home sector.”
Ian Cumming MBE, Managing Director of Erskine, added: “To be shortlisted for three awards and to win two is a huge honor and speaks volumes about the professionalism, compassion and innovation of our staff to make our work so successful. recognized.
“As one of Scotland’s most iconic and trusted charities, we could not rely on such high ratios, or provide the expertise and unique care facilities that we do, without the trust and support from a veritable army of volunteers, fundraisers, supporters and donors.”