A carer at Ivy Bank care home in Birmingham is celebrating after receiving a prestigious award in recognition of her hard work undertaken to achieve an important qualification.
Kim McGuinness, an experienced Carer who works at the Akari Care home, triumphed over 1300 other candidates to be named Omega Training’s ‘Learner of the Year 2014.’
The prestigious title was awarded to Kim as she finished her Diploma in Health and Social Care in just under a year, when 18 months is the average time it takes to complete the qualification. The judges also concluded that Kim should receive the title due to her high standard of work.
Kim has worked at Ivy Bank for the past two and a half years, starting as a Carer and progressing to the role of Senior Carer within a year. She is now also the home’s Administrator, a role which she has been doing for the past year and a half.
Kim said: “I am delighted to have won this title, especially as I was up against 1300 other people!
“It’s great to receive recognition for the hard work and effort that I put into completing my Diploma and I would like to thank everyone at Ivy Bank for their support during that time.”
Shrikant M Honap, Home Manager, said: “Everyone here at Ivy Bank care home would like to congratulate Kim on being named ‘Learner of the Year 2014,’ which is a fantastic achievement. We are all incredibly proud of Kim and she is a credit to the home. We’re fortunate to have such a dedicated and hardworking team of staff here, who are committed to delivering the best quality care for our residents.”