Shaun Dodds Balhousie St Ronan's with first prize giveaway

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday January 5, 2021


Balhousie Care Group’s Big Birthday Giveaway recognises its ‘Everyday Heroes’

Leading care provider Balhousie Care Group, which is celebrating its 30th year in business, has launched a prize giveaway as a thank you to staff.

The Great Balhousie Birthday Giveaway sees names drawn randomly throughout the year from Balhousie’s 1400+ staff across 26 care facilities.

Prizes will include hampers of goodies, annual passes to visitor attractions, restaurant and retail vouchers, tickets to events and more. The first prize – a food and wine bundle with food donated by Morrison’s supermarket in Perth – was won by Shaun Dodds, a kitchen porter with Balhousie St Ronan’s care home in Dundee.

Jill Kerr, Group Chief Executive Officer at Balhousie Care Group, said: “We know the challenges working in social care can bring, as well as the rewards. We call our staff Everyday Heroes and it is particularly apt as we continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. They continue to give their all and to step up to work extra shifts. That’s why we decided to use Balhousie’s 30th birthday year as a reason to give back to our very deserving staff. A big thanks must go out to the companies who have donated to our giveaway.”

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Photo caption: Shaun Dodds (left) of Balhousie St Ronan’s in Dundee receives his prize as colleague James Davidson looks on.

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About Balhousie Care Group

Balhousie Care Group was formed 30 years ago to fill a gap in quality residential care in North East Scotland. Today, with 26 homes in the area, it is one of the leading providers of care for the elderly in Scotland, providing care to over 900 residents.

Balhousie Care prides itself on its person-centred approach to care. Putting people right at the forefront of everything they do; it’s inclusive of everyone. They capture this philosophy through the roll out of ‘Together We’re Great’, an initiative which recognises the skills, talents, attributes and support areas for each and every person involved in the organisation. Together We’re Great aims to value individuality and promote excellence across the organisation.

A Participation Charter – a first-of-its-kind in the care home sector – commits to residents getting a bigger say than ever in the care they receive, from writing care home policies to recruiting staff.

Balhousie Care Group is the recipient of numerous awards. These include three Scottish Care Awards, 2019 Growth Business and 2018 Service Business of the Year at The Courier Business Awards, 2019 Growth Business of the Year Perthshire Chamber of Commerce STAR Award, and SME Scotland Business Man of the Year 2019 for Chairman Tony Banks.