St Leger Homes have today (Monday 16th November) received a Celebrating Safeguarding Award from Doncaster Council for the work of its staff.
The awards acknowledge the vital role the housing provider has played in helping to keep people safe in Doncaster and coincide with the beginning of the national Safeguarding Awareness Week.
The award was received for:
John Atkins, Dave Adams, Emma Oates and Nicki Clarkson
(St Leger Homes staff)
St Leger Homes caretakers John Atkins and Dave Adams were carrying out some work on a property in Bentley, when they noticed a couple of untouched food parcels on the door-step of a local home. They immediately raised concerns and also alerted the Doncaster Council Well-being Officer. When entering the property it was clear that the tenant was quite unwell, and the inside of the property was very untidy – John and Dave agreed to return to assist in removing some of the rubbish from inside the property later in the week, but when they returned (along with housing officer Emma Oates) there was no answer at the door. After liaising with Nicki Clarkson (North Area Estates Team Leader) it was agreed to contact South Yorkshire Police and the Ambulance Service to gain-entry to the property.
The tenant was found to be very poorly in bed and they were taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary for further treatment.
Dave Richmond, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, said:
‘We are proud that the hard work and dedication of our staff and also the community groups we work with has been recognised this week by Doncaster Council’s Celebrating Safeguarding Awards. Our ethos as a local housing provider is always to put the wellbeing of our tenants first and play a positive role within our local communities. We are delighted to receive this award as we mark national Safeguarding Week.”