Vote for Bolton's Best 

14/11/11
Bolton's Best

The Bolton’s Best awards celebrate and reward Bolton Council staff for the work they do to make a difference to the Bolton family.

Voting has now closed and will be counted and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, December 15. The awards are sponsored by De Vere Whites Hotel and Fujitsu, meaning there is no cost to the council.

The finalists are:

David Bennett and Graham Carroll, Neighbourhood Care Operatives in Environmental Services.

What the nominator said:

“I would like to nominate Dave and Graham who have been attending our two bowling greens for many years and are always polite hard working and help us where necessary. Earlier this year we obtained a grant from our area forum to replace the flower beds and the area has been transformed and admired by residents passing through the park. We are affiliated to the Farnworth and District Parks West Bowling Association and have 19 teams visiting from the surrounding areas who all admire and envy the appearance of the bowling green and surrounds. Our officials committee and members all support this nomination.”

Sioux McKenna, Registered Manager at a children’s home.

What the nominator said:

“I feel that Sioux is one of Bolton’s Best as she is nurturing, caring and a warm and approachable person. She has the children’s interests at heart and does her utmost to help looked after children and young people feel safe and secure. It's people like her that make Bolton feel like a family, and when your local authority is, in effect, ‘your family’ this is most important for our looked after children and young people.”

Vivien Harles, Social Worker in Adult and Community Services.

What the nominator said:

“Early in 2010 I became increasingly concerned about my mother's erratic behaviour.  She was then 95 years old and still living in her own home, with help. I asked her GP for help and she was referred to the adult mental health team. She was later diagnosed with vascular dementia.  Viv Harles became her allocated social worker. She supported mum and guided me until her death on June 29 this year. Mum was able to stay in her own home until January 2011 with the help of Viv and her team. When it became evident that mum could no longer manage in her own home, Viv guided me through the traumatic experience of moving mum into a care home. She continued to visit mum in the care home until she died in June 2011. From being first involved in mum's care, Viv dealt with both mum and myself with consideration and professionalism and helped us both to get through a difficult time in both our lives.”

There are nine awards in all with council staff also voting for the Unsung Hero winner. The other categories are decided by a panel.

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