Christmas time is here and we would love to help you celebrate in style this festive period!  We have lots of shifts available that are flexible for your needs, letting you work around your life and family.In this issue, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who contributed to making the ‘Heart of Peninsula Care Awards’ the massive success it was. It is great to see our staff receive the recognition they deserve for making a difference to others lives. Whether you were a winner, a finalist or were there to support a colleague, your support was greatly appreciated, and we hope you will join us again next year as we continue to celebrate the stars in our industry.
We will also be covering dates for your diary over Christmas including dates for bank holiday rates and office opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.

Lastly, we at Peninsula Care would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Heart Of Peninsula Care AwardsPictured above is Heart Of Peninsula Care winner Lynn Groves, accompanied by UTV’s Julian Simmons and Belfast Giants Star Mike Forney.

The event was hosted by UTV’s Jullian Simmons, and featured live music from the band ‘Signature’. We were also entertained by the talents of Rodd Hogg, a close up Magician, and Brian Moore the DJ who kept the music going until the small hours.

See below for the full list of winners from that memorable evening.

Dates for your DiaryOpening Hours for the office over the Christmas period are as follows:

22nd Dec 0900-1600
23rd Dec 0900-1600
We are then closed from the 24th Dec and will reopen on the 28th.
We close again on the 31st and reopen on the 3rd of Jan.

Bank holiday pay rates apply on the following:

25th December
26th Devember
1st January

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Website for more news and updates over the incoming weeks.

Training Dates for DecemberTraining dates in December are as follows

14th Dec
Manual Handling 0930-1230
14th Dec
Challenging Behaviour 1315-1515
14th December
Infection Control 1515-1700

15th Dec
First Aid 0930-1230

Contact the office if you would like to book onto any of these courses. Places are filling up fast. Discounts available if you are booking multiple courses.

We would like to congratulate all our finalists for being nominated, and hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we at Peninsula did.  A special mention to our winners this year:Overall Heart – Lynn Groves
Giraffe Nurse – Paolo Merlone
Giraffe HCA – Simon Woodside
Giraffe CCW – Claire Savage
Learner of the Year – Kimberley Stewart

Unsung Hero – Maria Panas
Outstanding Achievement – Matthew Wylie
Newcomer of the Year – Jimmy Connelly
Client Choice award HCA – Evelynn Reilly
Client Choice award CCW – Lynn Groves
Care Home Manager of the Year – Karen Edwards (Phoenix Clinic)Stay tuned to Facebook and our website, as more photos from the event are posted, and we can reminisce about good times together!