Jozi Stables will be recognised as among the leading care home employees in Scotland at a prestigious evening awards ceremony celebrating the best of the independent care home sector in Scotland.
The manager at Balhousie Ruthven Towers Care Home in Auchterarder has been nominated in the Innovative Practice Award category at the Scottish Care Awards 2017.
The awards celebrate the best of the independent care home sector in Scotland and have been hailed a huge success in recognising individuals, teams and companies, with more entries than ever flooding in each year from employers and employees nominating their peers and colleagues.
The winner will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on 17 November at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. The Awards Ceremony will be hosted by Michelle McManus, with nearly 700 people attending.
Jozi said: “I was very surprised but thrilled and honoured to be chosen as a finalist in these prestigious awards.”
She was nominated by marketing and communications manager Kirstene Feenan who said: “Jozi is Balhousie’s youngest home manager, aged 26, when she took up post last year. Under her management the residents have become significantly more involved with how the home is run and the choices made about home life is down to the residents’ choices and wishes. Residents now play an important role in recruitment – sitting in and sometimes leading on interviews. Occupancy rates have increased 73 per cent. Her success is down to infectious enthusiasm and an energetic willingness to embrace innovative working methods.”
The care awards follow a full day conference with speakers including Professor Sir Harry Burns and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison.
The Scottish Care National Care Home Conference & Exhibition, which is now in its 18th year and is sponsored by the Clydesdale Bank, has incorporated an awards ceremony for the last 13 years.
The conference focus this year is on the potential that care homes offer to support people to remain in a homely setting rather than in hospital, but also the challenges they face including funding shortages, a lack of nurses and a recruitment crisis.
The conference, exhibition and care awards are the largest of their kind for the care home sector in Scotland.