Congratulations and celebrations were held as Queens Court Care Home Activity Co-ordinator Liza Street was awarded the Unsung Hero Award at the 2020 Pride of Essex Awards.

Held for the first time virtually in the wake of the current Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s awards were still a wonderful evening celebrating the very best of Essex.

The evening commenced with an opening speech from Pride of Essex Chairman Dave Dennison BEM, DL. Followed by the evening’s presenters Deputy Lieutenant Stuart Rawlins and Suzanne David announcing for each category the 4 highly commended nominees before finally revealing the overall winner selected by this year’s judges.

Liza has been part of the Queens Court family for the last four years as their Activity Co-ordinator, a role which she is dedicated to. She is known for her sense of energy that she brings to everything she does and how much joy and laughter the residents get from the events she organises- Irene who lives at Queens Court recently remarked, whilst still laughing, “It’s far too quiet when Lisa isn’t here and I don’t like it”.

Liza was nominated multiple times at this year’s awards which was commented on by the judges, “Judging by the large volume of nominations that we received for Liza, she must be the most popular worker, at Queens Court residential Care Home.

Liza herself was overwhelmed when she discovered she had been nominated for a Pride of Essex Award; especially when she was told she’d received more than one nomination. “To have been nominated and announced as the winner in this award is such an honour, I am feeling Fab-u-laaas and blessed. Thank you to everyone”.

Queens Court Manager Mary expressed how everyone at the Nursing, Residential Dementia and Residential Home feels about her, “Families and friends of the residents adore Liza and are reassured that their loved ones are with her.  She is a constant support for them while their loved ones are in our home. You can often hear the residents asking for Liza and commenting on how things aren’t the same without her being there. She is one of the most selfless people I have met and continues to amaze me on a daily basis with her dedication and commitment to our Staff, Residents, their families and friends.”