Inspirational Care Home Manager Recognised at Ideal Care Awards

Lynn Robinson, Home Manager at new luxury care home, Hepworth House in Wakefield, has been awarded ‘Home Manager of the Year’ at the Ideal Care Awards for her inspirational approach to leadership over the course of the covid-19 pandemic.

Lynn joined Ideal Carehomes in 2019 as General Manager of Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford before, more recently commissioning, brand new, state of the art care home, Hepworth House which opened its doors to residents earlier this year.

The annual Ideal Care Awards were created in 2019 to recognise, reward and pay tribute to the Ideal Carehomes staff team who go above and beyond their roles.

The judges on the night praised Lynn, who attended the ceremony virtually, they said, ‘Lynn is an inspirational leader who is loyal, compassionate, caring and oozes empathy. Lynn has a firm but fair approach, bringing bags of energy to work with her each day’.

After a callout for nominations, the group received a record breaking 1200 entries across 14 categories, ranging from Housekeeping Hero and Resident Outstanding Contribution to Beyond the Call of Duty and Home of the Year.

Internal judging days took place in July which determined the finalists who were invited to celebrate their achievements at a gala dinner at Casa Hotel in Chesterfield. The awards were hosted by Shaun Williamson, well- known for his role as Barry Evans in EastEnders. Shaun entertained the finalists with stand-up comedy before announcing each category winner.

He said, ‘It was a real honour to have been asked to join Ideal Carehomes at their awards ceremony. The stories of each finalist were incredibly moving, and it made every award extremely meaningful. Congratulations to the winners, you are all such a deserving bunch of people!’.

Speaking after the awards, Lynn, said, ‘I was shocked to have won Home Manager of the Year, it really does mean a lot to have all of my work recognised – and it means even more that so many of the nominations were from my team, residents and their families. After a very difficult year throughout the pandemic, it was really nice to celebrate all of the remarkable achievements of our Ideal Carehomes family.’

Debbie Campey, Regional Director for West Yorkshire, said, ‘I am thrilled for Lynn, she is an incredible manager and truly gives her all to make Hepworth House such a fantastic place to work and live. Lynn has an excellent way of connecting with people, providing reassurance, care and comfort where needed. Congratulations Lynn!’.

Hepworth House is a residential and dementia care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes. The team are welcoming residents for short and long term placements. For more information, contact Lynn on 01924 973 699 or live chat on the Ideal Carehomes website https://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/.