Bealach House Day Service has been recognised as one of the leading care providers in Scotland at a prestigious evening awards ceremony celebrating the best of the independent care at home and housing support sector.
The Baillieston service won the Day Service of the Year category at the Scottish Care Awards 2019. This award celebrates the work of day services in providing individuals with opportunities to remain connected and involved with others and their local communities. It specifically recognises those services which have a sustained track record of excellent practice, a positive culture, innovative approaches and positive risk-taking.
Representatives from Bealach House collected their award, which was sponsored by Rainbow Care Services, at an Awards Ceremony on 17 May at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow. The Awards were hosted by Michelle McManus, with nearly 400 people attending.
The Bealach House team were delighted to have won. CEO of Baillieston Community Care, David Reilly, who operate the service said:
“Bealach House operates as a day service and serves as a community hub for individuals living with dementia and their carers. Our mission is to offer compassionate, friendly and helpful care to the community. As the organisation has grown and evolved, our values of quality, dignity and respect sit firmly at the core of everything we do.
“We work collaboratively with other organisations offering, for example, social care and nursing students from local colleges and universities placements at the day centre and we also involve our user group in the Princes Trust programme, promoting intergenerational community work with the local high school. We have forged a fortnightly meet up with another local community group with the aim to support service users to reconnect and build upon existing social skills, reducing isolation and loneliness.”
A former carer now volunteering at Bealach House, following the death of his wife, expressed in a recent testimonial:
“I noticed a big difference when my wife attended Bealach House, it gave me support during a very difficult time in our lives, I now see first-hand the great job the staff are doing, I cannot praise them highly enough for giving me the opportunity to give something back for all the help they gave us.”
The awards have been hailed a huge success in recognising individuals, teams and companies, who are delivering care at an incredibly high standard in an era of challenging budgets and within an increasingly demanding work environment.
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For more information on Scottish Care’s work and the National Care at Home and Housing Support Conference, Exhibition and Awards visit www.scottishcare.org
The accompanying photo shows (from L-R): Michelle McManus (awards host), representatives of Bealach House Day Service (winner), David Reilly (Baillieston Community Care CEO), Sandy Abbott (from award sponsor Rainbow Care Services)