Staff and residents at Balhousie Moyness turned the tables on their Activities Coordinator after he won a coveted Balhousie Chairman’s Award.

Bert Smith, has been with the care home for less than two years but has truly made his mark. To celebrate his recognition for outstanding contribution to Balhousie, Team Moyness organised a gathering for Bert, who is more used to organising the gatherings himself.

Presenting Bert with his Chairman’s Award certificate and bronze coin, Home Manager Elaine Onyiuke  said: “Bert really puts his heart into everything he does to ensure our residents are supported, and building their confidence in taking part in activities. Both I and Deputy Gillian Anderson have never experienced an Activities Coordinator so passionate about their job and the people we support.”

The Chairman’s Awards were given to 100 staff and community members of Balhousie Care Group to celebrate the company’s 30th birthday year. A special message from the company Chairman Tony Banks thanked them “from the bottom of my heart” for their work and dedication.

A former senior social care officer and sheltered housing warden with Dundee City Council where he was in charge of the activities program. Bert was born in Perth brought up in Blairgowrie, but has spent most of his life in Dundee. He joined Balhousie Moyness at the height of the national COVID-19 pandemic, in November 2020. In that short time he has not only created meaningful and person-centred activities for residents, but strengthened the home’s communication with relatives through a regular newsletter.

Well done Bert!