When it comes to going that extra mile, the staff team at 5 Whitby Road Elderly Persons' Home in Pickering are always ready to help.
Working extra shifts, covering for sickness absences and taking on new roles have all been taken in their stride by the staff, whose dedication was rewarded when they won the 'Working as a team for North Yorkshire' category in the recent Health and Adult Services Staff Excellence Awards.
Deputy manager Amy Ball said the staff had provided excellent service to all of the residents and regularly received compliments from the family and friends of those in the home.
She said: "The staff are chuffed to bits with the award. They have worked very hard and shown real dedication over the last year.
"Every aspect of the residents' care has remained person-centred with the focus well and truly on the residents' needs and wishes.''
County Councillor Clare Wood, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health Integration, said: "North Yorkshire has brilliant people working in adult social care and public health who are totally dedicated, motivated and professional. We could not deliver our excellent services without the outstanding contribution of our staff.''
The 5 Whitby Road staff team is: Christine Archibald, registered manager; Amy Ball, deputy manager; Pauline Atkinson, domestic assistant; Joyce Cass, care and support worker; Michelle Britton, resource worker nights; Angela Cooke, care and support worker, Norma Cook, resource worker; Lesley Elven, independent living facilitator, Charlotte Dalley, resource worker; Teresa Davison, senior resource worker Whitby Road; Joanne Dawson, resource worker (senior night); Daniela Dowkes-Rohr, resource worker; Whee Ellis, senior resource worker Whitby Road; Heather Farrow, laundry assistant; Patricia Greenwood, resource worker; Shirleyann Hardman, care and support worker; Dawn Harrison, care and support worker; Carol Hodgson, laundry assistant; Jacqueline Hodgson, resource worker (senior night); Eleanor Jenkins, domestic assistant; Colin Kitching, cook; Patricia Lack, cook; Donna Mcneice, resource worker; Michael Merry, resource worker; Stephen Parks, gardener/handyperson; Lynette Roger, resource worker; Dawn Shepherd, resource worker (senior night); Lorelei Smith, senior resource worker Whitby Road; Sylvia Sonley, domestic assistant; Ruedee Spanton, domestic assistant; Lindsay Stewart, resource worker; Jodi Taylor, care and support worker; Jillian Trotter, senior care and support worker; Samantha Tindall, business support administrator; Louise Welford, resource worker nights and Samantha Williamson, resource worker.