Three exceptional people from Balhousie Care Group have been shortlisted for a National Care Award. Heather Smith, Yvonne Manson and Ross Balmer are finalists for the prestigious awards which recognises the very best of those working the care industry. As the Operations Manager at Balhousie’s Advanced Specialist Care Unit, Heather Smith has been shortlisted for the Learning Disability Services Manager award for the second year running. Yvonne Manson, who is a Dementia Nurse Consultant with the leading care home provider, is a finalist in the Care Leadership category. This accolade follows Yvonne’s success at the Royal College of Nursing’s RCNi Awards last July where she picked up an award for leadership. Finally, a relatively new addition to the Balhousie team, Ross Balmer, is a finalist in the Care Apprentice category at the National Care Awards. Joining Balhousie Dalnaglar care home in Crieff just over 18 months ago, Ross has found his vocation in the care sector and is currently working in a carer role while studying to become a nurse. Tony Banks, Chairman at Balhousie Care Group, said: “Everyone at Balhousie Care Group is immensely proud of our team members who have made this year’s National Care Awards final. It is wonderful to see individuals at various stages in their career making a real difference to people across our care homes, from staff to our residents and their families by providing the very best of care. Congratulations to Heather, Yvonne and Ross and we’ll be rooting for you all at the final in November.” The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton London Metropole on Friday November 30, 2018.