b'Annual Report 2021/22Manager of the Year AwardNoeleen Ryan (Ardee)Laura Price (Plasden Court)Stephen Fitzpatrick (Newry)Noeleen Ryan (Ardee) Noeleen currently manages 2 services within the Ardee area. Noeleen is approachable, hard working, professional and has the people we support at the centre of everything she does. Noeleen is innovative and always thinking of new ways to improve the service; for example, a new day centreLaura managed to do all thisfor Cornerstones as a transition betweenwhilst keeping spirits high.the original day service to residentialShe is appreciated by staffcaused anxiety for the attendees, whileand the individuals we supportan in-house centre has reducedat Plasden Court. transitions and enabled the residents toStephen Fitzpatrick (Newry) complete activities in a more person- Stephen embodies all of the Praxis centred environment for their needs.Care values. Since coming to work in Within The Avenue, Noeleen advocatesNewry, Stephen has significantly for the resident daily; a recent HIQAhelped the service and staff grow inspection also commended Noeleen onstronger. Stephen makes time for how it was clear the persons voice waseveryone and is willing to help no heard at every part of the service.matter what. When bringing in new Noeleen is a pleasure to work with andideas for the service, Stephen an inspiration to her team. motivates all staff. He has brought Laura Price (Plasden Court)the team together and helped his Plasden Court really struggled over thestaff build their confidence and skills. Christmas period due to staff illness fromNow, there are so many on the team COVID. Laura navigated this situationthat have had the courage to step up well ensuring the people they supportand become team leaders or relief were receiving the care they needed asteam leaders for the service. well as supporting staff whilst off ill. Laura reminded staff she was always available if they encountered any issues. 64'