Winner 2017-18: Angela Bedingfield - Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, James Cook University Hospital
We carried out an evaluation of Angela's role and received outstanding feedback from the patients she supported.
Winner 2018-19: Kathryn Luczakiewicz - Founder, Saltburn Wellbeing Centre
Kathryn has been a long-standing member of Healthwatch and has always raised awareness of issues that affect her clients, particularly those who seem to fall through the gaps in services and those in mental health crisis including ex armed forces personnel. We have signposted individuals to the Wellbeing Centre when we have been unable to find appropriate statutory services. The Wellbeing Centre, and Kathryn in particular, does everything she can for individuals and never turns anyone away in crisis.
Winner 2018-19: Sophie Colella - Mental Health Partnership Worker, Middlesbrough Job Centre Plus
Sophie supported the inclusion of Requesting Adjustments to Claimant Commitment (RACC) Form, developed by the Talent Match Middlesbrough Young People’s Panel, at Middlesbrough Job Centre Plus (JCP). It is a conversation starter that highlights young people’s mental health, anxiety, and other issues due to adverse life experiences, e.g. homelessness, carer and being in the care system. Because of Sophie, the JCP now use this as part of their suite of documents for work coaches. They are starting to roll this form out regionally with a view to adopting it nationally.