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Maitland House shortlisted for Essex Care Sector Award

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We're delighted to share that Maitland House in Clacton has been shortlisted for an Essex Care Sector Award!

The team at the home were nominated in the Diversity and Inclusion category for their personal and inclusive work in supporting a Chinese speaking couple who moved into the home on Church Road in Clacton. Sadly Mr Li has now passed away but his wife Yuk continues to live at the home.

The home uses Google Translate, pre-printed translation cards and have created signage at the home to support Mrs Li. Her care plan has been translated into Cantonese, which supports her and her family. The home also uses a volunteer Cantonese interpreter who visits weekly so that Mrs Li can join in with the activities. She now loves to play bingo and joins in with other residents.

The Essex Care Sector Awards, locally known as The Prospers, celebrate the best of care in Essex demonstrated through innovation, achievement and outstanding contribution. The Awards are open to providers who deliver a care service to Adults in Essex County Council’s Local Authority area. Those shortlisted are invited to attend the Award Ceremony at Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, on 6th July 2023, where the winners will be announced.

Ann Evans is the Manager at Maitland House: "We're so pleased to be shortlisted – I'm very proud of my team at Maitland House - they've really embraced the challenge of supporting Yuk and we have all learnt a bit of the language along the way! We can't wait to attend the ceremony and we're keeping everything crossed!"