Pontefract team pick up pair of Pride awards

Date: 02 November 2017

The Trust’s community mental health team for older people, based in the recently refurbished Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre in Pontefract, have scored two awards at Wakefield Council’s annual Pride awards.

The team were successful in securing the Top Team award, which recognised teams that have shown dedication to delivering their aims and objectives and achieved great results for their customers. Judges were looking for examples of teams who had demonstrated true team spirit and provided an improved service as a result of working together.

The team were also awarded the Champions of Change award, which was presented to teams or individuals who had shown an innovative way of finding solutions for their service. This award praised teams who had been positive in the face of change.

The community mental health team for older people is made up of staff from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Wakefield Council. The team provides community mental health care for people who are over 65 years old who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health.

Wakefield Council’s Pride awards, held this year in October at the Town Hall, are an annual event to recognise the outstanding work of its employees.

Find out more about the work of the community mental health teams at our Trust in our service directory.