Hutton Manor Care Home in Pudsey is thrilled to announce that Zaneta Balcerak has been awarded the distinguished Home Leader of the Year accolade. This honour is part of the annual awards hosted by St Mary’s Group, which aims to celebrate outstanding leadership and compassionate care within the caregiving environment.

Under Zaneta Balcerak’s guidance, Hutton Manor has flourished, epitomising heartfelt dedication and a strong commitment to the well-being of its residents. Her leadership style ensures that the transition to care feels comfortable and reassuring, embodying a ‘home from home’ ethos. This approach provides unparalleled love and support, significantly easing the residents’ adjustment during challenging times.

The celebratory tone was set at the Awards Ceremony on February 29th, beginning with a sparkling champagne reception. The event was marked by elegance and celebration, with special guests dressed in formal wear enjoying a gourmet meal and vibrant music, all contributing to the night’s magnificent atmosphere.

Kirsty Crozier, Managing Director of St Mary’s Group, praised the recipients: “Our finalists and winners exemplify the tireless dedication and hard work fundamental to our ethos. Zaneta’s award reflects our unified commitment to placing the people we serve at the core of everything we do, setting a benchmark for excellence in service and care across all our homes.”

Zaneta’s influential leadership is evidenced by the personal and heartfelt nominations from the residents themselves, underscoring the significant and positive impact she has made. Her approach has significantly improved the residents’ quality of life and established a high standard for caregiving and community within the home.

This year’s distinguished finalists included Sophie Moody from St Mary’s Riverside in Hessle and Jo Ainsworth from Castle Grange in Scarborough. Both have shown exceptional leadership qualities and dedication, making significant contributions to their communities and homes.

The St Mary’s Group heartily congratulates Zaneta Balcerak on her well-earned recognition and expresses gratitude to all the finalists for their unwavering dedication and outstanding contributions to their respective homes.

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