Putting People First 2016 Awards Ceremony

In 2016, we celebrated the achievements of our staff with a sponsored event at Sprowston Manor, near Norwich, on 5 May. The awards ceremony was the culmination of almost 200 nominations, with 2,361 staff votes cast to address the most challenging question – who, from all our deserving nominees, would be named winner.

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The 2016 Finalists and Winners

Public Choice

We asked service users, carers and members of the public to tell us about the outstanding care they had experienced. Nominees came from across our services, showing the excellent work that is delivered throughout the Trust.

Public Choice: Outstanding Care and Compassion (Children, Families and Young People)

Winner: Emma Wigley
Finalists: Daisy Corbin, Jude Applin

Public Choice: Outstanding Care and Compassion (Adult)

Winner: Owen Mutton
Finalists: Peter-Smith Howell, Carer’s Support Group

Staff Choice

Through the nominations we heard time and again about the incredible work delivered by our staff, with so many of them proud to nominate their colleagues and share their achievements.

Inspirational Leader

Winner: Dr Sarah Maxwell
Finalists: Denise Grimes, Karen Clements

Unsung Hero (clinical)

Winner: Karon O’Flanagan
Finalists: Dr Andrew Tarbuck, Teresa Neil

Unsung Hero (non-clinical)

Winner: Paul Johnson
Finalists: Emma Corlett, Isabel Pollock

Emerging Talent (clinical)

Winner: Haley Gosling
Finalists: Gemma Gray, Rebekah Steadman

Emerging Talent (non-clinical)

Winner: Shoky Carter
Finalists: Darren Howman, Sophy Clarke

Team of the Year

Winner: Foxhall House
Finalists: Rollesby Ward, Thurne Ward

Clinical Achievement

Winner: Nesta Reeve
Finalists: Clinical Supervision Team, Howard Muzire

Innovation

Winner: The Norfolk Parent Infant Mental Health Attachment Project
Finalists: eMMa – Electronic Medicines Management and Administration, Ronnie Simpson

Partnership Working

Winner: Boston Lodge Community Youth Project
Finalists: Veterans’ Stabilisation Programme (Norfolk), Compass Outreach Team

A vital service which is finding creative ways to help some of Norfolk’s most vulnerable families to overcome complex relationship and behavioural difficulties has been highly commended by a judges at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) awards.

The Compass Outreach Service, which is a partnership between NSFT, The Benjamin Foundation and Norfolk County Council, was named as a runner-up in the “partnership” category during the Trust’s Putting People First Awards. It picked up the commendation after working with more than 120 young people in the space of a year, as well as supporting four to return home from out-of-county placements.

Launched in April 2015, the service works with “looked after” children and those on the edge of care, and aims to improve the way different agencies work together so that those with the highest vulnerabilities do not fall between gaps in provision.

The team includes clinical psychologists, art and family therapists, assistant psychologists, family development workers and a social worker, who all work flexibly and tailor the support they offer so that it meets each family’s individual needs.

Nicki Bramford, Team Lead for Compass Schools and Outreach Service, Children, Families and Young People’s Service in Norfolk, nominated the team. She said: “Team Compass has gone above and beyond the call of duty, displaying a care and devotion to their work that has been recognised by the families and services alike. They place the child and family at the centre of all of their work, and look at their needs in a holistic and inclusive way.

“Despite facing numerous challenges consistent with the setup of a new service, Team Compass pulls together and tackles everything with enthusiasm and passion. They are incredibly committed and are building relationships to support and change the way we work with children in Norfolk.”

The team received their runners-up award during a ceremony in Sprowston on Thursday (5 May). In total, nine staff-nominated accolades were presented, along with two Public Choice awards, which gave service users and carers the chance to vote for their mental health heroes and say thank you publicly for the outstanding care they have received.

Michael Scott, NSFT Chief Executive, said: “The Compass project is a fantastic example of the difference which partnership working can make to people’s lives. By collaborating with colleagues from the council and the Benjamin Foundation, our staff are able to offer vulnerable families seamless access to flexible, holistic services which meet their individual needs.

“We are delighted that we have been able to publicly thank the Compass team and our other finalists for their hard work and commitment while celebrating their achievements at these awards.”

The awards were sponsored by media company Archant and Sprowston Manor.

To read NSFT’s special awards magazine, which gives details of all of the winners and runners-up, visit www.nsft.nhs.uk/insight

An Assistant Practitioner who helped a teenager to rebuild her life after she was left housebound by crippling anxiety has been presented with a special award in recognition of the outstanding care she provides.

Emma Wigley, who is an Assistant Practitioner with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), was given a Public Choice award in the children, families and young people category at a ceremony at Sprowston Manor, near Norwich, on Thursday (5 May). Staff Nurse Daisy Corby and Senior Nurse Jude Applin were named as runners up.

The trio were all nominated by members of the public as part of NSFT’s Putting People First Awards 2016. It is the first time the Trust has invited people to nominate their mental health heroes for an accolade, and saw a variety of high quality entries submitted for staff working in both Norfolk and Suffolk.

Emma, who works for the Children, Families and Young People’s Service in Central Norfolk, was nominated by Leah Cranswick, who says she ‘helped her rebuild her life’ after she was left housebound, and suicidal due to crippling anxiety.

A ‘fantastic listener’, Emma helped her feel valued while building her confidence, in turn prompting her to start doing new things and successfully apply for a college place and onto a work placement.

Leah said: “Emma has helped me become independent again. That’s a big achievement, considering a year ago I was housebound and had nothing. It’s the little things like that which make you feel

valued, and she takes a real interest and has offered so much support to help me rebuild a new life for myself.

“Emma is a credit to the service. I admire everything she does and I really believe she is amazing at her job. She treats me like a normal person, she’s always up for my jokes and works with me in the way that I work best.

“She listens to my feedback, has come to know my likes and dislikes and I feel as though she’s a genuinely good person and someone who really enjoys their job. To think that if I hadn’t have met Emma I could still be stuck in that place is terrifying, but I’m so thankful that she’s helped me as much as she has and continues to work with me.

“Thanks to Emma, I’ve made progress with my anxiety and I am no longer stuck in a hole of worry. I really appreciate everything she’s done for me.”

Daisy, who is based at the Adolescent Unit at Airey Close in Suffolk, was nominated by a carer for the patience and kindness she shows to service users. Jude, who works with Central Norfolk’s Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service, received her nomination for making the recovery process feel “a little more normal” and “a lot less terrifying”.

Michael Scott, NSFT Chief Executive, said: “We were delighted to be able to present this award to Emma. The nomination she received showed the huge impact she has had on this individual’s life, and is a testament to her hard work and dedication.

“We would like to thank everyone who took the time to show their appreciation for our staff by nominating for these awards. It shows the high regard in which they are held and is a reflection of their commitment to providing the best possible care.”

In addition to the Public Choice awards, staff nominated colleagues for a further nine accolades, including unsung hero, emerging talent and inspirational leader.

The awards were sponsored by media company Archant, NHS Professionals and Sprowston Manor.

To read NSFT’s special awards magazine, which gives details of all of the winners and runners-up, visit www.nsft.nhs.uk/insight

A dedicated mental health worker who has been credited as saving a vulnerable and isolated man’s life by offering “remarkable care and understanding” has been presented with a special “Public Choice” award in recognition of his hard work.

Criminal Justice Recovery Worker Owen Mutton has been commended in Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) Putting People First Awards for the unrivalled support he provided to a service user of the Norfolk Recovery Partnership.

CBT Therapist Peter Smith-Howells and Howard Tidman, Mandy Halliday, Emma Thomas and Tiffany Cecchini, who run carers’ support groups, were named as runners-up in the Outstanding Care and Compassion awards category for adult services. The awards were presented at Sprowston Manor, near Norwich, on Thursday (5 May).

It is the first time NSFT has invited members of the public to nominate their mental health heroes for an accolade, and saw a variety of high quality entries submitted for staff working in both Norfolk and Suffolk.

Owen was nominated by a former alcoholic who was suffering with severe depression after being released from prison. With Owen’s support, he has since been able to rebuild his life and reunite with his family.

His nomination read: “I was highly vulnerable and felt isolated and this was one of the lowest points ever in my life. I believed I had lost everything – my family, my home and my self-worth, and genuinely believed that there was no point to my life. I considered suicide as a very strong option.

“Owen was remarkably caring and understanding. His level of support on a one-to-one basis was simply remarkable. He put it into my mind that there is always hope.

“Nothing has ever been too much trouble for Owen, and I have to honestly say that if it was not for my good fortune of having him appointed as my case worker, I do not think that I would be here today.

“Owen is such an asset to NSFT and someone I will never forget for the rest of my life. Due to his support, I am now back with my family full time and will be eternally grateful. I’m a better husband than I was when we first married and certainly a better father to my daughtee. He has given us the opportunity to rebuild our family.

“He is such a kind and considerate person and always goes the extra mile to help and assist in any way. I believe I owe him my life.”

Peter, who works with the Suffolk Wellbeing Service, was nominated by grateful service users after helping them to live a better life, while the carer’s support groups were credited for providing a listening ear and practical support.

Michael Scott, NSFT Chief Executive, said: “We were blown away by the calibre and quantity of the nominations we received, which reflect the respect and gratitude which so many people feel towards our dedicated staff.

“After reading his inspirational nomination, we were delighted to present Owen with the overall prize and be given the chance to thank him publicly for his hard work and compassion.

“Our sincere congratulations go to all of our finalists.”

In addition to the Public Choice awards, staff from across the Trust were also invited to nominate colleagues in nine further categories, including inspirational leader, emerging talent and unsung hero.

The awards were sponsored by media company Archant, NHS Professionals and Sprowston Manor.

To read NSFT’s special awards magazine, which gives details of all of the winners and runners-up, visit www.nsft.nhs.uk/insight

A Peer Support Worker who has used her personal experience of mental ill health to inspire and motivate others receiving care from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been awarded a prestigious prize in recognition of her hard work.

Haley Gosling, who works on NSFT’s Thurne Ward at Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich, was presented with the “emerging talent” accolade during the Trust’s ‘Putting People First’ awards, presented at Sprowston Manor on Thursday (5 May).

Haley received one of nine staff-nominated accolades during the evening. In addition and for the first time, two Public Choice awards were also presented after service users and carers were invited to vote for their mental health heroes and say thank you publicly for the outstanding care they have received.

She said: “Being nominated for a staff award when I was once an inpatient myself is so surreal and represents hope and opportunity for everyone. I’m just doing my job which I enjoy and find really rewarding, so to be nominated came out of the blue and was a complete surprise.

“When I come into work it gives me the opportunity to provide a greater insight for my colleagues about the challenges faced by someone who has faced a mental health illness and inspire others on their journey to recovery.

“Recovery is paramount in all we do and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside the fantastic staff at the Trust and provide vital support to patients.”

Haley’s nomination was one of 180 received in the countdown to the ceremony, and came from Owen Spalding, a Staff Nurse on the ward, who praised her commitment to involving service users and listening to their feedback to try and improve services still further.

He said: “Haley has developed an innovative and relatively new role within the Trust and made it her own. Her proactive and positive approach is paramount in developing a link between service users and staff, as well as helping focus both groups of people on the importance of recovery in the wellness journey.

“Haley’s experience of mental health difficulties, and the empathetic way in which she has presents this to service users, has helped many feel valued on their recovery journey, while a great deal of feedback we receive specifically mentions Haley’s input as an integral part of their care.

“Haley has also been involved in making the ward environment a more inclusive and recovery-focused place for service users to get better, and for staff to work in (by including) artwork and designs throughout the ward.

“She constantly strives to go above and beyond at work and regularly engages in one-to-ones with service users who feel comfortable speaking to her because of her experience of mental health problems. It can also help offer them another perspective on their care and treatment, as well as helping them understand there is less of a barrier between staff and service user, making them more willing to engage with other members of staff in the future. We are lucky to have her.”

Michael Scott, NSFT Chief Executive, said: “Our staff are the bedrock of everything we do and we are delighted that we were able to give them the recognition they so greatly deserve during this awards ceremony.

“We were really pleased to receive such a wide range of high quality nominations. It shows the high regard in which our staff hold their colleagues and is a reflection of their unfailing hard work and commitment to our service users and their families.

“Our particularly congratulations go to Haley and our other winners. They set a fantastic example to us all with the exceptional service they provide.”

The awards were sponsored by media company Archant and Sprowston Manor.

To read NSFT’s special awards magazine, which gives details of all of the winners and runners-up, visit www.nsft.nhs.uk/insight

Staff at a low secure mental health unit who work closely together to make sure patients receive the highest standards of care have been awarded a sought-after accolade by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) in recognition of their dedication.

Staff from Foxhall House, which is based at St Clement’s Hospital in Ipswich, were presented with the “team of the year” prize during the Trust’s Putting People First Awards, presented at Sprowston Manor on Thursday (5 May). It comes after they turned round the fortunes of the unit to help it become one of the Trust’s best-performing while making sure patients and carers are involved in every aspect of care.

The team received one of nine staff-nominated accolades during the evening. In addition and for the first time, two Public Choice awards were also presented after service users and carers were invited to vote for their mental health heroes and say thank you publicly for the outstanding care they have received.

Foxhall House is a low secure ward which cares for men with a history of crime or violence who also have mental health issues, such as bipolar disorder, aggression, psychosis or severe depression.

Its nomination was one of almost 200 received in the countdown to the ceremony, and came from Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Sohail Abrar, who said the ward had received some excellent feedback after driving through a range of improvements. This includes making sure service users are included in risk assessments and kept fully involved in discussions and organising regular meetings with carers and patients so that they can feed back their views for further improving care.

Dr Abrar added: “When I walk in the front door, I don’t feel I’ve come to work – it’s more of a fun place. The staff members trust in each other’s abilities and want to their best for the welfare of patients. They take pride in what they do. Another thing I really like is everybody is approachable, everybody is responsible and everybody is willing to work.

“Foxhall House is one of the best wards I have worked in, where everybody is so helpful and welcoming that it feels like home and work becomes more of a passion rather than a job.”

Michael Scott, NSFT Chief Executive, said: “The team at Foxhall House have worked incredibly hard to deliver the highest standards of care over the past year, and truly deserve this accolade.

“The team has a shared understanding of the needs of their patients and work well together to make sure those needs are met. Our sincere congratulations go to them all.”

The awards were sponsored by media company Archant, NHS Professionals and Sprowston Manor.

To read NSFT’s special awards magazine, which gives details of all of the winners and runners-up, visit www.nsft.nhs.uk/insight

An innovative project which has helped make sure scores of babies at risk of being taken into care can remain with their families has been awarded a top innovation prize by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

The Norfolk Parent Infant Mental Health Attachment Project (NPIMHAP) was presented with the accolade during the Trust’s ‘Putting People First’ awards, which took place at Sprowston Manor, near Norwich, on Thursday (5 May).

The project received one of nine staff-nominated prizes during the evening. In addition and for the first time, two Public Choice awards were also presented after service users and carers were invited to vote for their mental health heroes and say thank you publicly for the outstanding care they have received.

The NPIMHAP nomination was one of nearly 200 received in the countdown to the ceremony, and came from Verity Smith, Assistant Psychologist with the Children, Families and Young People’s Service.

She praised the innovation of project leads Dr Catherine Thomas, Dr Danny Taggart and Dr Richard Pratt, who she described as “dedicated, thoughtful” and always willing to promote different ways of thinking.

“These three are outstanding in their work because of their continued enthusiasm to share their expertise and disseminate the learning achieved during the project,” said Verity. “Their creative approach has enabled service users to receive an individualised package of care, which is evidence based and multi-levelled.”

The project is a partnership between NSFT and Norfolk County Council’s Children’s Services, and works intensively with families where a specific safeguarding concern has been raised with the aim of reducing the number being taken into care.

Since it began in 2015, it has worked with around 55 families, offering them targeted mental health support and specialist therapy to encourage bonding and improve the relationship between parents and babies. This has led to a 27% reduction in the number of babies taken into care.

Based in children’s centres in Norwich, King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth, the project is delivered by a team of therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, family support workers, heath visitors and midwives.

Dr Pratt, Clinical Psychologist at NSFT, said: “A strong attachment between a parent and their baby is vital as it helps the baby to feel safe and able to explore the world as they develop. But a number of things can get in the way of that attachment and if the parent is struggling, it can be more difficult for the child to develop that bond.

“Our aim is to support the parent, improve attachment and have a positive impact on the family’s emotional experiences during a crucial stage of the baby’s development, in turn helping them remain together.”

Michael Scott, NSFT Chief Executive, said: “As a Trust, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the care we provide to our service users. The Norfolk Parent Infant Mental Health Attachment Project is a fantastic example of the positive impact which these forward-thinking approaches can have on vulnerable families.

“Our congratulations go to everyone who makes up the NPIMHAP team for their hard work and dedication in delivering the best possible care.”

The awards were sponsored by media company Archant and Sprowston Manor.

To read NSFT’s special awards magazine, which gives details of all of the winners and runners-up, visit www.nsft.nhs.uk/insight

Dedicated teams and individuals who go to extraordinary lengths to provide the very best care and fantastic mental health services have been celebrated at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) Putting People First Awards ceremony.

The event, held at Sprowston Manor, near Norwich, on Thursday (5 May), gave the Trust, its service users and carers the chance to thank individuals and teams while recognising best practice across its services.

Photos from the Awards Ceremony can be seen in our Gallery

Nine awards were given to staff who were nominated by their colleagues, while a further two Public Choice Awards categories were also presented to individuals who were nominated by service users and carers for showing outstanding compassion and care.

The winners were:

• Clinical Achievement Award: Nesta Reeve, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead, Wellbeing Services

Nesta was nominated for playing an instrumental role in shaping NSFT’s new-look Wellbeing Service, ensuring a high level of clinical expertise while encouraging innovation, such as the use of webinars and Skype to help reach more people.

• Emerging Talent Award (Clinical): Haley Gosling, Peer Support Worker, Thurne Ward, Hellesdon Hospital

Proactive and positive, Haley uses her own experience of mental health difficulties empathetically, helping service users to feel valued on their recovery journey while also offering a useful insight to colleagues.

• Emerging Talent Award (Non-Clinical): Shoky Carter, Senior Management Support Administrator, Children, Families and Young People’s Service, Great Yarmouth and Waveney

Shoky’s organisational skills and eye for detail have helped the Compass Outreach Team successfully put an administration system in place to help the project meet high demands for regular reporting. She also offers fantastic support to clinical colleagues.

• Innovation Award: Norfolk Parent Infant Mental Health Attachment Project (Dr Catherine Thomas, Dr Danny Taggart and Dr Richard Pratt)

The innovative Norfolk Parent Infant Mental Health Attachment Project has helped scores of babies at risk of being taken into care to remain with their families by providing individualised packages of care to help improve relationships.

• Inspirational Leader Award: Dr Sarah Maxwell, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Children, Families and Young People’s Service, Great Yarmouth and Waveney

A positive force for change, Sarah played a key role in setting up the adolescent inpatient unit at Lothingland and the Community Crisis and Support Team, which works over the weekends to help avoid unnecessary admissions to James Paget Hospital. Sarah has also led the development of NSFT’s 0 – 25 service, which prevents service users from having to make the difficult transition to adult services once they reach 18.

In addition, Sarah is incredibly engaging with young people, helping them feel comfortable and able to discuss their problems while also offering invaluable support to their families.

• Partnership Working Award: Boston Lodge Community Youth Project, Children, Families and Young People’s Service, Great Yarmouth and Waveney

The Boston Lodge Community Youth Project saw around 25 young people work together to develop their skills and confidence by creating a bright, vibrant mural. A partnership between NSFT’s Youth Service, Ormiston Families and Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind, it has received excellent feedback from those who took part.

• Team of the Year Award: Foxhall House, St Clement’s Hospital, Ipswich

The motivated staff at Foxhall House, which cares for men with a criminal or violent history who also have a mental health need, work well together and have received some excellent feedback as they have driven through improvements. The team now work much more collaboratively with service users to develop risk assessments, ensuring they are fully involved and part of the discussions. Everyone on the ward is approachable, responsible and takes pride in their work, while always keeping the welfare of patients at the forefront of their minds.

• Unsung Hero Award (Clinical): Karon O’Flanagan, Substance Misuse Nurse, Norfolk Recovery Partnership

Karon is a consistently good and clear communicator whose knowledge and expertise is highly valued by her colleagues. Genuinely kind and caring, she shows a high level of professionalism and commitment in everything she does, and always finds the time to help.

• Unsung Hero Award (Non-Clinical): Paul Johnson, Organisational Development Lead

Paul Johnson cheerfully listened to the views of almost 1,300 staff, service users and carers to fulfil the “game-changing” task of developing NSFT’s values. Skillfully leading discussions, he has helped scores of staff to think more about the impact they have on service users and carers, while always embracing the ethos of ‘putting people first’. He has also made sure the views of service users and their carers have been taken into account, ensuring the values are jointly developed and reflect everyone’s opinions.

• Public Choice Award (Children, Families and Young People Services) Emma Wigley, Assistant Practitioner, Children, Families and Young People’s Service, Central Norfolk

Emma was nominated by service user Leah Cranswick, whose life she helped rebuild after the teenager was left housebound due to crippling anxiety. A fantastic listener, Emma helped Leah feel valued while building her confidence to start doing new things and successfully apply for a college place.

• Public Choice Award (Adult Services): Owen Mutton, Criminal Justice Recovery Worker, Norfolk Recovery Partnership

Owen’s nomination came after he helped a vulnerable and isolated service user to turn their life around after they hit their “lowest point” and were considering suicide. Described as “remarkably caring and understanding”, Owen provided unrivalled one-to-one support.

Michael Scott, NSFT Chief Executive, said: “We were delighted to receive nearly 200 nominations for our Putting You First Awards, which reflect the respect and gratitude which so many people feel towards our dedicated staff.

“Our congratulations go to all of our worthy winners, who are shining examples of the high standards of care in place across our Trust.

“Our staff are the bedrock of our organisation, and it is a pleasure to be able to recognise their hard work and commitment so publicly.”

The awards were sponsored by media company Archant and Sprowston Manor.

To read NSFT’s special awards magazine, which gives details of all of the winners and runners-up, visit www.nsft.nhs.uk/insight

Three individuals who have gone the extra mile to support young service users on their road to recovery have been named as finalists in Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) Public Choice Awards.

Assistant Practitioner Emma Wigley, Staff Nurse Daisy Corby and Senior Nurse Jude Applin have all been shortlisted in the children, families and young people’s category after they were nominated by service users and carers. The winner will be announced as part of the Trust’s Putting People First Awards during at Sprowston Manor, near Norwich, on 5 May.

It is the first time NSFT has invited the public to nominate their mental health heroes for an award. People have been given the chance to send in entries in two categories – children, families and young people’ services and adult services.

Emma, who works in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Norfolk, was nominated by a service user whose life she helped rebuild after the teenager was left housebound due to crippling anxiety. A ‘fantastic listener’, Emma helped her feel valued while building her confidence to start doing new things and successfully apply for a college place.

“Emma is a credit to the service, I admire everything she does and I really believe she is amazing at her job,” read her nomination.

Daisy, who is based at the Adolescent Unit, at Airey Close, in Suffolk, was nominated by a carer for the patience and kindness she shows to service users. Her nomination praised the way she engages with young people and helps them express themselves, and her genuine desire to see people recover and return home.

Jude, who works with Norfolk’s Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service, was nominated by a service user for making the recovery process feel “a little more normal” and “a lot less terrifying”.

She said: “Jude makes weekly weigh-ins bearable. She puts things into perspective for me and I’m only ever met with understanding which I am so, so grateful for. Conversations aren’t always focused around dark and depressing feelings – it’s a mix and match of happy and sad, laughter and crying, jokes and banter.

“I wouldn’t be making progress if it wasn’t for her and her spot-on approach to my case.”

Michael Scott, NSFT Chief Executive, said: “We were delighted to receive so many high quality nominations in the children, families and young people section of the Public Choice category. It shows the high regard in which service users and carers hold our staff and is a testament to their hard work and dedication.

“These awards will give us the chance to thank our staff publicly for the commitment during the year while recognising some of their fantastic achievements.”

In addition to the Public Choice awards, staff from across the Trust have also nominated colleagues for accolades in an additional nine categories, including inspirational leader, emerging talent and unsung hero.

The awards have been sponsored by media company Archant, and Sprowston Manor.