Loretto Care wins ‘specialist service’ trophy at Scottish Care awards

The staff from Loretto Fullarton with their pets
The staff from Loretto Fullarton with their pets

A service which provides life-changing support for people with alcohol-related brain damage has picked up a top Scottish care award.

The Loretto Care service, based at Fullarton, was named Scottish Care’sSpecialist Service of the Year’ at the industry awards.

Scottish Care represents the health and social care sector in Scotland. And their awards – held at the Glasgow Hilton on 20 November – recognise the very best in the care industry in Scotland.

The winning team, made up of nurses and social care specialists, were commended for their commitment to the people they work for and their innovative services.

One of the people they work for at the Fullarton service, Stanley Muir also picked up a prestigious ‘Service User Achievement’ award for his commitment to charity and volunteer work in his local community.

Resident Lynn Bremner has a close encounter with Buddy the Royal Python
Resident Lynn Bremner has a close encounter with Buddy the Royal Python

Director of Loretto, Cathy Fallon, said: “These awards are an incredible achievement for both the staff at our Fullarton service and for Stanley.

“I am delighted that the passion and dedication of all the staff at the service – and the people we work for – has been recognised in this way.”

Loretto chair James Muir said: “At Loretto Care we want to help the people we work for live life to the fullest and maintain their independence as much as possible. The staff at Fullarton help the people who live at their service do just that.

“Everyone at Loretto shares in the pride of this achievement and I am personally delighted that they have received the recognition they deserve.”

The last year has seen service users like Stanley take part in events like pet therapy days and a tandem sky dive. The team at Fullarton will shortly open a local gallery to display artworks made by the people they work for.

Scottish Care said: “The staff in our care homes are real heroes, making an enormous difference to the lives of those they look after, and it is just fantastic that we have this opportunity to reward and recognise their contributions.

“The Awards Ceremony is their night, and our way of saying thank you.”

Loretto Care, part of the Wheatley Group, has almost 1,000 care clients across Central Scotland.


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