Dawn Richards, a Carer at Wordsworth House, has been named ‘Carer of the Year’, by The Co-operative Funeralcare.
Dawn, who has worked at the home for 18 years, fought off strong competition from Carers at 40 other homes in the Newcastle area to receive the title.
Chris Anthony from The Co-operative Funeralcare visited the home and presented Dawn with a bouquet of flowers, vouchers and a certificate commending her achievement.
Located on Clayton Road in Jesmond, Wordsworth House provides nursing care for up to 73 elderly residents.
Wordsworth House is part of Akari Care and aims to maintain lifestyles as similar as possible to those enjoyed at home, with an extensive range of activities which individuals can enjoy and benefit from.
Linda Gonzalez, Manager at Wordsworth House, said: “Dawn is thrilled with her award and we are all very proud of her. She really deserves to be named ‘Carer of the Year’ as she has worked here for 18 years and does a fantastic job. Dawn is an excellent leader, team player and a great support to all the nursing staff. She demonstrates exemplary person- centred care, treats residents with dignity at all times and always goes the extra mile supporting residents in her care.”
Chris Anthony, from The Co-operative Funeralcare, said: “It was a real honour to present Dawn with her award, which was obviously well deserved and is a fantastic achievement.
“Dawn epitomises what a carer should be and it was a great opportunity for everyone at Wordsworth House and The Co-operative Funeralcare to celebrate the excellent standards of care that residents receive.”