ENA scoops Outstanding Care Award during COVID-19 Pandemic

Nov 24, 2020

Our dedicated care team at ENA, based in Welwyn Garden City, were recognized for their outstanding achievements during the COVID-19 pandemic at the tenth annual Hertfordshire Care Awards.

We at ENA were awarded an Outstanding Achievement plaque by HCPA to display proudly at their premises, a nod to the fantastic work we and our teams have all been doing in these unprecedented times.

Our team includes leaders, managers, and staff with a commitment to working together to deliver high-quality live-in care and hourly care support in Hertfordshire. Our team is committed to our values of being inclusive, respectful, welcoming, progressive, and challenging. We invest the time to communicate well with families, staff, and the people they support, as well as embracing change and always looking at ways to improve quality.

Mitch Miller, Group Managing Director for ENA Care Group said: “I’m extremely proud of our team for pulling out all the stops during the pandemic. Everyone has gone above and beyond to ensure every need of our live-in care and hourly care clients has been met. I cannot begin to thank the team enough for their resilience, adaptability, and selflessness during such challenging circumstances.”

Due to current restrictions, the tenth annual Hertfordshire Care Awards was held in a very different format to previous years. The event which was live-streamed across the county on November 20th  saw  VIP guests including the director of adult care services for Hertfordshire, Chris Badger, and Hertfordshire County Council’s executive member for adult care and health Cllr Richard Roberts sending words of praise and thanks in the virtual presentation.

A host of celebrity well-wishers also took time to send messages of support and thanks including appearances from the magnificent actor John Challis as his character ‘Boycie’ from Only Fools and Horses as well as American TV personality Perez Hilton.

No awards celebration would have been complete without entertainment and the 2020 event was no exception. Guests were treated to performances from the Choir on the Green, West End star Amy Bird, Hertfordshire based band The Kingmakers, and many more top-class world-renowned entertainers.

On putting together a virtual event, Head of Operations for HCPA and Host of the awards Wesley Strahan-Hughes said:

“It really was a labor of love this year putting together a live, online event rather than our usual ceremony we have been staging for 10 years. We were overwhelmed with the contributions from celebrities and music acts coming forward to give their own time to say thank you to Hertfordshire’s excellent Care staff.  We are proud to have been able to showcase the wonderful key workers we have working in care in our county and the companies that  are supporting them in this challenging year: They have all been outstanding, and all care providers in Hertfordshire deserve the recognition they have received through our awards for their outstanding achievement.”

Through the annual Hertfordshire Care Awards, the HCPA celebrates and rewards the successes of care providers within the county and showcases why care in the private, voluntary, and independent sectors in the county is outstanding.

HCPA chief executive Sharon Davies said: “At a time when our care providers have been stretched and tested to their very limits, we felt it was more important than ever to celebrate and reward all of the excellent work they and their teams have been implementing across the county. The Hertfordshire Care Awards go some way to recognizing their achievements. They also enable us and our partners to show our appreciation for all of the sacrifice and hard work that they have made throughout 2020.”

HCPA are a not-for-profit organization that helps adult care providers in Hertfordshire raise their standards of quality by offering fully-funded training, network events and study days, funding for adult social care training courses and qualifications for their members on behalf of the government, the local authority, the NHS, and other funding agencies.

HCPA also works closely with their partners at Hertfordshire County Council, the Care Quality Commission, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Skills for Care, and other public bodies, to help make positive changes in the Hertfordshire adult social care sector.