From now on, 17 March will be marked as a special date for the team at Condover College (CCL), an independent specialist college and residential care provider in Shropshire. On this date in 2023, the CCL team were recognised as a Social Care Covid Hero Team at the Great British Care Awards.
Each year, the Great British Care Awards take place, celebrating excellence across the care sector. The awards pay tribute to the individuals and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field. This year, the National Finals were hosted by Steve Walls with special guest Peter Andre.
One team were in the audience waiting with their fingers crossed, hoping to take home one of the most significant awards of the night. After a nail-biting wait and a lot of excitement, CCL were announced as the national winner for the Social Care Covid Hero Team Award. This particular award recognises the selfless worked carried out by teams during the pandemic.
Discussing the team’s work and what lead them to win the award, the Great British Care Awards team said: “Exceptional team, led by inspirational leadership – Vicki the CEO and Hazel the registered manager – very passionate about the people who live and work with them. The team understood that communication was key at the outset and continued to support throughout the pandemic – from the heart. They supported all team members throughout the pandemic and celebrated all they did by getting families to do videos of thanks – they were very close to everyone and worked tirelessly as a team to deliver.”
Vikki Pryce, CCL’s chief executive says: “We are over the moon to have received this award. Working in social care was extremely difficult during the pandemic and this is a reflection on how everyone at CCL worked together for the best outcome of the people we support. We are extremely proud of every member of staff.”