Star of the Year awards 2021

At C&I, we truly appreciate the exceptional contribution our colleagues, service users, volunteers and carers give every day and we don’t think it should go unnoticed! 
Whether it is members of staff continuously going above and beyond to help our service users or a volunteer making a significant difference – we would like to celebrate their achievements. 
On Thursday 2 December 2021, we will be hosting our next Star of the Year Awards and we need your nominations!
The past two years have been the most challenging of our time for C&I and the wider NHS system. The awards are a chance to highlight some of the amazing work that has been carried out by our staff, service users and volunteers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Is there a team or staff member who has provided exceptional support during the Covid-19 pandemic? Is there a community organisation that needs commending for their work to the support the Trust over the past few months? 

You can nominate your stars here before Friday 12 November 2021. 

This year’s categories are:

  1. Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion Award – staff award - A team or individual that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  2. Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion Award - service users/carers/community - A service user, carer or community group that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  3. Team of the Year award - A team that has made significant performance achievements in the past 12 months, while facing considerable challenges
  4. Frontline Service Award - A team in a service user-facing role that has provided exceptional care, treatment and support to service users
  5. Leader of the Year – keeping teams connected - A member of staff who has shown a natural ability to lead and support their colleagues, while inspiring others to achieve great things
  6. Lifetime Achievement Award - An acknowledged role model who has supported or created significant improvements and demonstrated outstanding achievements
  7. Linda Polan Trophy – Service User Award - A service user who has made an exceptional and practical contribution to the lives of other service users
  8. Cultural Pillars Implementation Award - An individual or team who works hard to achieve the Trust’s key priorities by focusing on our Cultural Pillars: We value each other; We are empowered; We keep things simple and We are connected
  9. Staff Recognition by a Service User Award - A member of staff who has helped service users or made a meaningful contribution to service user experience
  10. Volunteer of the Year award - A volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help service users, carers, visitors or staff
  11. Quality Improvement:  Project of the Year resulting in a Service Improvement - A team that has achieved high quality outcomes and improvement of service delivery through the successful implementation of a QI project
  12. Community Partner Award - This award recognises a charity or retail organisation that has supported the Trust during the Covid-19 pandemic, for example through donating food or making PPE for our colleagues 
  13. Wellbeing Champion of the Year - An individual who has the wellbeing of the team as their top priority or someone who has come up with a local wellbeing initiative in their team which has boosted morale for staff   
  14. Digital innovation of the year - This award recognises an individual or team who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to engage with our cyber security and digital transformation strategy or who has championed and engaged in video consultations to support our service users during Covid-19 

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