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Local Carer Scoops Coveted Care Title

Dan Calica at Reigate Beaumont Care Home in Reigate has been crowned Carer of The Year for South Division in the Barchester Care Awards 2022 and is through to the national round of judging.

The Barchester Care Awards celebrate the staff who go the extra mile for the benefit of the 12,000 residents living in Barchester’s 248 care homes and private hospitals across the country. Categories range from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ and ‘Carer of the Year’ to ‘Dementia Care Champion’ and ‘Activities Coordinator of the Year’.

More than 2,950 nominations were received from homes and hospitals across the UK. All entries were a very high standard and Dan is over the moon to have been named the winner for the South Division beating hundreds of other nominees.

Dan said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be nominated for my home.”

As the winner for South Division, Dan is through to the national finals in which the overall winner is decided. They will join winners from across the UK at a special awards event in October to celebrate their outstanding achievements and discover if they have won a national award.

General Manager Pramojil Kurian, said:

“This is an amazing achievement and the whole home is supporting Dan. We are so proud of him. Dan has over 20 years of experience in this industry and has been with Barchester for four years now. We are immensely proud of him.”