Bluebird Care, a leading home care provider, have been triumphant at this year’s Leaders in Care Awards.
The prestigious annual Leaders in Care Awards celebrate the brightest and best in the healthcare sector, and applaud the achievements of care providers, suppliers, and individuals across the UK.
On this occasion, Lottie Treby, Assistant Manager at their Care Quality Commission rated ‘Outstanding’ Bluebird Care Bath & Bristol franchise, was named winner of the Leader of the Future category. This highly sought-after accolade honours the next generation of talent who are on track to take the sector to new heights. The distinguished judging panel consisted of the top names in care including Professor Martin Green, CEO of Care England, Dr Jane Townson, CEO of United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), Kathryn Smith, CEO of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, and Vic Rayner, Executive Director of the National Care Forum.
The rising star beat fierce competition from four other finalists from across the country on 11th of October, demonstrating both her exceptional leadership qualities and top tier services delivered by Bluebird Care in the Bath and Bristol areas.
The judges were particularly impressed by Lottie’s rapid development since joining the care sector six years ago. Lottie joined Bluebird Care after sixth form and has quickly progressed from Care Coordinator to the position of Assistant Manager, overseeing two offices.
Lottie has consistently demonstrated an appetite to develop her expertise, whilst encouraging her colleagues to do the same. This dedication to excellence has recently seen Lottie complete her Level 5 NVQ in Health & Social Care to better support members of her local community to maintain their chosen lifestyle in their own home.
Lottie’s team commended her efforts to ensure that the wider Bluebird Care team in Bath & NE Somerset and Bristol are likewise constantly improving services for customers. She has single-handedly created and implemented contingency safeguards, and often supports her team with care visits to ensure that customers receive consistent and specialised support. Judges felt that this selfless work ethic and willingness to deliver beyond her managerial duties for the benefit of customers epitomised the ethos of care’s Leader of the Future.
Alongside Lottie were several other award finalists from across the 200+ Bluebird Care franchise network, including Nicola Bowditch, Operations Manager at Bluebird Care Kensington & Chelsea, members of the team at Bluebird Care Cardiff South and Bluebird Care Exeter, and Mel Marriott from Bluebird Care Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells, who were all highly commended by judges.
In addition to Lottie Treby’s fantastic award victory, Bluebird Care Marketing and Communications Director, Hannah Banfield, was in attendance to present the Bluebird Care sponsored Innovative Solutions Award, which was won by EveryLIFE Technologies.
Reflecting on her award success, Lottie Treby, Assistant Manager for Bluebird Care Bath & NE Somerset, and Bristol, said:
I am honoured to have won this prestigious title and to represent the company on a national level, but particularly pleased to bring this award back to my colleagues and customers in Bath and Bristol. I have such pride in our local offices and a genuine passion for what I do. The event was fantastic; it was fabulous to be in a room with like-minded individuals all striving for the same goal – excellence in care. It is wonderfully special for leading voices across the caring sector to recognise my work. Ultimately, this award is a shared victory for my local team, whose dedication to our customers drives me to continually aim for the highest standards of care.
Hannah Banfield, Bluebird Care Marketing and Communications Director, added:
It was a fantastic night. We’re extremely proud of all our finalists and of course our winner, Lottie. Lottie is without doubt a rising star and the Bluebird Care family can’t wait to watch her continued development as she pushes herself to deliver the best care to her local community. Lottie embodies our ethos at Bluebird Care – a home care provider that goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional care and support to our customers, whenever they may need it.