Unique Senior Care has launched a special award in memory of its HR director who passed away last year.
Louise Pendleton (pictured below), who joined the home care business as head of people in 2016, sadly lost her life to cancer, aged 32.
One year on, the company has launched the Louise Pendleton Birthday Award to recognise outstanding employees.
This year’s winner was announced as Imogen Moore, a carer and team leader, on what would have been Louise’s birthday, November 17.
In addition to the accolade, Imogen received £2000, £1000 of which she chose to donate to Myton Hospice (pictured top) in memory of Louise. The cheque was presented to the hospice last week.
All Unique Care staff were invited to submit nominations and co-business owners, Philip Maundrill and Philip Wright-Howarth, had the difficult job of choosing the winner.
They said that many nominations demonstrated outstanding commitment to home care clients, and were living Louise’s values day after day. However, it was Imogen who stood out for always going above and beyond for her elderly clients, particularly during the pandemic.
Phillip Wright-Howarth, co-owner Unique Senior Care, said: “We were overwhelmed with the response, nearly a third of our employees received nominations, which just goes to show how many colleagues Louise inspired. It also provides heart-warming evidence that supports our recruitment approach, which focuses heavily on recruiting people who demonstrate our core values.”
Commenting on the donation, Yasmin Audhali, corporate fundraiser at Myton Hospice, said: “We rely heavily on the support of donations from individuals and organisations; donations, large or small, help us to reach more patients and families who need our specialist care and support, so were delighted and grateful to receive the generous £1000 donation from Unique Senior Care.
“This year, with COVID-19 impacting fundraising activities, donations such as this are more important than ever to help keep our facilities open.”