The Bromley Adult Care Awards aim to shine a light on individuals for the extra mile they go to make sure residents are safe, well looked after and able to live their best lives, no matter what their circumstances. It's an opportunity to celebrate the Adult Social Care Workforce across Bromley and highlight the successes of staff in the borough and show appreciation for the work they do.
The Team Award Category
It was such a great joy when Antokol Kitchen and Cleaning Staff received 'Highly Commended' in the Team Award category. Our team were commended for showing a shared vision and agreed goals, with the team leader taking personal responsibility for all tasks. They demonstrated an excellent communication process and each member’s skills were recognised. A commitment to dignity and privacy for clients and respect for team members was evident throughout Antokol.
This is how one of the relatives described our kitchen and cleaning staff:
"The kitchen staff under the direction of the chef are extremely dedicated. They cook fresh homemade food, with a choice of two main meals daily. They know the likes and dislikes of all the residents and prepare special meals for those who have specific requirements/dislikes/likes. The food is always beautifully presented and they follow advice from SALT when preparing pureed food. We have mostly residents of Polish origin in our home so most of the meals are traditional Polish food but they also prepare something special for our Spanish, Irish and most of all for our English residents.
They celebrate birthdays beautifully and many residents are in their nineties and hundreds. They make a homemade birthday cake for each resident’s birthday so that the day can be celebrated by everyone. They also make cakes for visitors on the weekends. The whole team is very committed and do not miss work so that we never have any agency staff. The team look after the dining room, making it more restaurant like for the residents. They and the cleaning staff keep the dining room pristine.
The cleaning team take great pride in their work and are also very dedicated. They keep the whole home and all the residents’ clothes spotless. They even ironed the clothes on the scarecrow in the vegetable patch! The home is spotless, and the grounds are immaculately kept. One of the cleaners looks after the garden and it is blooming in summer time. All for residents to make them happy."