b'Team Leader of the Year AwardNicola Cloughan (Locke House)With 15 years service under her belt, Nicola is anexperienced member of the management team inLocke House. She is a huge support to the managerand the rest of the staff team when she is on shift andwhen she is not! Her knowledge and professionalism shine through and she is a fantastic mentor to the younger, less experienced staff. Nicola encourages and gives the staff confidence to take positive risks with the residents. Nicola has excellent working relationships with the staff team and is never afraid to get stuck in and lead by example.Support Worker of the Year AwardGeraldine Hinds (Kimberley House)Geraldine has been with Kimberley House for over 6 years. This year in particular, Geraldine has been a core member of staff in providing stability within the scheme during such a challenging time. Geraldine is a natural mentor with her role, taking new staff under her wing and ensuring that the induction they receive is in keeping with the quality systems within the scheme. Geraldine oozes person-centred support and genuine care for the lives of the residents. She is always contacting the scheme on her days off to advise them of activities/events or clubs she has seen that she thinks will appeal to the residents. 65'