Montgomery House receive High Sheriff Special Recognition Award


The team at Montgomery House, a Northern Healthcare enhanced supported living service, were honoured to receive the ‘High Sheriff Special Recognition Award’ in acknowledgement of their outstanding contribution to their residents and the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

High Sheriff Special Recognition Award

Explaining the significance of the award at its launch earlier in the year, The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Dr Eamonn O’Neal DL, said: “Every day I hear stories of individuals and groups doing extraordinary things for no other reason other than they want to help.

“That’s one of the effects of the current situation; we seem to be more considerate, more neighbourly and more inclusive.

“I want to recognise and celebrate what people are doing.

“This is a unique way of saying thank you to those who are providing an outstanding contribution to their communities. It’s very easy to nominate someone and it will be wonderful to honour them in this way.”

Dr Eamonn O’Neal DL, wrote in his accompanying letter to Montgomery House: “You were nominated for your collective commitment and dedication to limit the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on the lives of your customers and ensure that some of the most vulnerable people of Bury have been kept safe, well and healthy. You have shown kindness and innovation in enriching residents’ lives including examples such as:

  • offering a weekly drive through visiting programme for residents
  • purchasing tablets for those customers who are on their own and shielding so they can keep in touch with their friends and family
  • holding virtual quizzes so residents could play along with families.”

Service Manager Lois Wild also shared some kind words regarding her teams achievement: “This special award is recognition of the outstanding efforts made by all team members. My team make me so proud every day, but have gone the extra mile to show extra consideration to supporting our residents through this pandemic and the challenges ahead. We’ve got an amazing team here at Montgomery House and I couldn’t be prouder.”




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