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Inspiring ceremony reveals Solihull Together 2018 Award winners

It was celebrations all round as organisers announced the winners of the fourth annual Solihull Together Awards at the Renewal Conference Centre on Thursday 22 March.

The awards ceremony began with a surprise performance by the Birmingham and Solihull Wellbeing Community Choir.  The choir promotes and maintains good mental and physical health through singing and peer support.  It was a fitting start to the awards which celebrate the dedication of professionals who strive to bring about improvements in care for adults and the commitment and compassion of local people who are making a real difference in their own communities.

Speaking after the awards, Nick Page, Chief Executive of Solihull Council and Chair of the Solihull Together board, said, “Health and care organisations have a long and proud tradition of working together in Solihull to improve outcomes for our residents. To achieve our shared ambition of making the care and support we provide join up better as one system, we need to keep working together as organisations, professionals and local communities.  That’s what Solihull Together is all about.  

Nick continued: “It is a real privilege to meet the finalists and winners and hear their stories. What they are doing, whether in a professional or voluntary capacity, to improve the quality of people’s lives, is amazing and inspiring.  We have a lot to be proud of here in Solihull.”

The full list of award winners is:

Care Professional of the Year

Jacquie Fisher, Senior Practitioner, SIAS Aquarius

Care Team of the Year

Solihull Early Intervention Service from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Collaborative Working

Solihull Enhanced Personality Disorder Pathway (Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) with Aviary House Supported Living

Health Professional of the Year

Kellie Owen, End of Life Care Practitioner, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Inspiring Leader

Stephen Harrison, Children and Young People and Youth Service Manager, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Local Hero

Joint winner: Peter Brown, Chair of Solihull Mind and Service User Governor for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Joint winner: Norma Todd, Solihull Visiting Service

Highly commended: Sajida Golby, North Solihull Additional Needs Group

Outstanding Community Project

Joint winner: Recovery College for All (Solihull branch), Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Joint winner: Solihull Wheels for All

Outstanding Customer Care

Staff at Solihull Mind

Primary Care Service of the Year

Hobs Moat Medical Centre

 Chair’s Award

Joint winner: Solihull Council’s Engage Team with St Bernard’s Residential Care Home and Tender Years Day Nursery

Joint winner: Solihull Wheels for All

Visit www.solihulltogether.co.uk to read more about the awards.

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