Award winning evening for BDP staff

Image showing Jess Oke, BDP's blood-borne viruses burse with her award trophy

We had a fantastic evening at the Golden Key Great Practice Awards 2021 and are very proud to say that BDP staff picked up multiple awards on the night!

Golden Key is a Bristol-based organisation that works to improve services for Bristol citizens with the most complex needs. Every year they host the Golden Key Great Practice awards, which celebrate the individuals and organisations creating system change to improve outcomes for people with multiple disadvantages throughout services and healthcare in Bristol.

We are incredibly proud to say that we walked away with two awards; Darlene Wheeler and Nicky Auguste were awarded the Developing Trust Award and Jess Oke was awarded the Systems Change Hero Award.

Darlene and Nicky got the award for the part they played providing alcohol to physically dependant service users housed in emergency housing under the Everyone In initiative. The purpose was to engage and provide alcohol to alcohol-dependent service users to lower their risk of exposure to COVID due to their need to access alcohol to keep them from potentially fatal withdrawals.

Jess, our blood-borne viruses lead nurse, was awarded the Systems Change Hero Award for her unrelenting efforts to lower the barriers to testing and increase the numbers of people engaging with treatment following positive diagnosis to blood-borne viruses as Hepatitis C and HIV. 

Massive thanks to everyone at Golden Key who organised the event and to everyone who voted; awards are not the reason we do the work that we do, but it’s great to have our staff’s hard work and dedication celebrated. After what has been a tough few years, we are especially proud of what our staff have achieved. They have not only learnt to cope in this new operational landscape but have actively innovated and created projects that improve our services. Looking forward, we are committed to tackling the barriers to accessing healthcare and support which are  faced by the people we support.

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