Team SHSC shines bright at awards ceremony

The winners of the Shine awards 2024 were announced last night.

At a glitzy awards ceremony filled with glamour and razmataz, individuals and teams from across SHSC came together at the OEC in Owlerton to celebrate the very best of the organisation.

A total of 14 winners across 13 award categories took home a trophy (there were two winners in the everyone counts (special recognition) from the chair and the chief executive). In addition to the overall winners, 22 people or teams were also highly commended.

Chief executive Salma Yasmeen opened the night and took the opportunity to thank everyone present for their compassion and dedication to improving the lives of our service users.

Salma said: "Tonight has been about celebrating the very best of our Trust.

"Everyone has done brilliant, inspiring things that make our Trust great.

"Without you taking the time to celebrate the achievements of each other there wouldn’t be awards. You have embraced these awards and you are living our values by championing good quality care for our communities."  

"I am very proud of everyone who was nominated for an award and tonight has been about showcasing your work and inspiring each other and all our colleagues at Sheffield Health and Social Care."

Winners and those who were highly commended, are listed below.

Compassionate care by an individual or team


Forest Close housekeepers

Highly commended

Intermediate care mental health team

Older adult home treatment team


Outstanding achievement by an individual or team


Andrew Chester

Highly commended

Older adult home treatment team

Relationship and sexual service


Improving care by an individual or team


Nicola Cartwright and Gargi Srivastava

Highly Commended

Early intervention admin team

Specialist psychotherapy service - STAIR team


Outstanding commitment to equity and addressing inequalities by an individual or team


Speech and language therapy team in community learning disabilities

Highly commended

Helen Goodson and Sam Willows, peer support workers

Phil Jonas


Improving use of resources by an individual or team


Sharlene Rowan

Highly Commended


Sarah Ellison


Partnership working excellence


Specialist community forensic team

Highly Commended

Communications team

Supporting families team


Inspirational leader


Zoe Dodd

Highly Commended

Adele Sabin

Kerri Booker


Rising star


Kim Bannister

Highly Commended

Helena Fletcher

Jega Aruldhas


People's choice - your unsung hero


Sofia Bibi

Highly commended

Alexandra Turner



Volunteer of the year


Claire Reed


Improving sustainability by an individual or team


Estates and transport services

Highly commended

Lisa Horan

Sustainability group


Excellence in coproduction and involvement by an individual or team


Engagement and experience team

Highly commended

Community mental health teams (North and South)

Katy Stepanian


Everyone counts (special recognition) from the chair and the chief executive


Switchboard team


Hus Meah

Associate non-executive director and Professor of Social Engagement and the Humanities at the University of Sheffield, Brendan Stone, followed Salma by giving a motivating and moving speech.

After a meal and the presentation of the trophies and certificates for those highly commended, chair Sharon Mays closed the ceremony.

Sharon said: "What a great evening our shine awards for 2024 has been.  

"It has been inspirational to hear about your incredible compassion and dedication to improving the lives of our service users in Sheffield.  

"On behalf of the board of directors I want to say well done to every winner and every individual and team who have been highly commended tonight."  

A huge congratulations to those who won awards and those who were highly commended. 

A snapshot of images from the night is below.

The event was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of the following organisations. Their kind sponsorship meant that the event was cost neutral.

  • Cygnet Healthcare LTD
  • Jarvale Construction LTD
  • Elysium healthcare LTD
  • Sheffield City Taxis LTD
  • Illingworth & Gregory LTD
  • Procure Partnerships
  • RLDatix
  • Gibberd
  • The Access Group
Estates and transport services