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Local Carer Scoops Coveted National Title

Karen Whitney at Claremont Parkway in Kettering, Northamptonshire has beaten all the competition to be crowned National Carer of the Year in the Barchester Care Awards 2023.

The Barchester Care Awards celebrate the staff who go the extra mile for the benefit of the 13,000 residents living in Barchester’s 257 care homes and private hospitals across the country. Categories range from ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Carer of the Year’ to ‘Dementia Care Champion’ and ‘Activities Coordinator of the Year’.

Almost 4,000 nominations were received from homes and hospitals across the UK. All entries were a very high standard and Karen Whitney is over the moon to have been named the national winner, beating hundreds of other nominees to the coveted title.

Karen Whitney said: “I just can’t believe I have been named the national winner! I am so proud and so thankful to everyone who nominated and voted for me. It means the world to be recognised for doing the job I love.”

General Manager, Natalie Maxwell, said: “This is such a fantastic achievement, to be named the best across the entire Barchester business – the whole home is so proud of her. Karen is such an asset to our home, when not supporting our residents with their care needs, Karen goes the extra mile to provide them with stimulating activities tailored to their particular likes; she continually ensures our residents have everything they need for mind, body and soul!

Dr Pete Calveley, CEO of Barchester Healthcare, added: “Hosting the Barchester Care Awards where we recognise and thank all of our staff for their hard work and dedication is without doubt my favourite day of the year. We have the best teams in the world and I couldn’t be prouder of each and every one of our members of staff, they are all absolutely amazing.”














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