The team at Saint Joseph’s Shankill have been shortlisted for the 2020 Charity Impact Awards, in recognition of their care for people living with dementia, and their families.
Shortlisted in the Large Charity Organisation category, they are in competition with other more national not-for-profit organisations, including Barretstown, Lauralynn Children’s Hospice, 50808 and Threshold.
Saint Joseph’s Shankill is the largest care home in Ireland solely dedicated to dementia care; their vision is to lead the way in dementia care in Ireland through innovation, education and community engagement.
They are calling on their supporters now to cast their vote in support of their application at www.charityimpactawards.ie.
Commenting, Siobhan Grant, Fundraising Manager at Saint Joseph’s Shankill said: “We are truly honoured, humbled and excited by this tribute to the care we provide for people living with dementia and their families.
“2020 has been such a difficult year for everyone here. The constant threat of Covid 19 entering our home may have halted our day care service and all visiting and volunteering at Saint Joseph’s, but it has not changed the way we care for people living here, looking after not just their physical and clinical needs but their very specific, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs are as important to us in caring for the whole person.”
As a part of the application process, families were asked to comment on the impact that Saint Joseph’s has made to them.
One family member thanked the team at Saint Joseph’s, and said: “No gift or words of thanks can express how grateful we are as a family for your compassion and care of our dad, you all go beyond the call of duty, you have given us peace in our hearts in a tragic time of our lives, you are all just magnificent. Thank you for caring for our father and everyone who lives at Saint Joseph’s.”
Voting runs until the 25th of November, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, 8 December at a very special online awards ceremony.