Star & Garter Homes’ Raquel Pena Aristizabal is a finalist in The National
Activities & Volunteers Manager at the Charity’s Surbiton Home is
shortlisted in the Care Activities Coordinator / Facilitator category.
been with the Charity, which cares for disabled veterans and their partners,
for over five years. She said: “It is an honour to be nominated for this award,
but really it is a reflection of the wonderful team we have at The Royal Star
& Garter Homes, and the work the Charity does for military veterans living
with disability or dementia.”
Shaw, the Charity’s Director of Care & Service Development, praised
Raquel’s warmth and energy. She said: “Everyone who has been nominated for
these awards deserves congratulations, but I’m so pleased to see the amazing
work Raquel does on a daily basis has been recognised.
passion, enthusiasm, and boundless energy is contagious and brings out the best
in the people she works with and the residents living in our Home. Her
nomination is well deserved.”
Activities Coordinator / Facilitator category recognises people who make an
exceptional contribution to the quality of life, health and happiness of all
people they support through the activities they provide.
Surbiton Home now offers over 50 events and activities each week.
organises visits from local military organisations and schools, crafts, films,
musical events, group exercises and therapies, quizzes, cookery and tastings,
and seasonal celebrations.
Spanish-speaker has even started Spanish lessons at the home.
National Care Awards is an annual event organised by Caring Times magazine, a
management magazine for the social care sector.
will be announced on 30 November.