Every year tens of thousands of hard-working and dedicated care sector workers find themselves working over the festive period and away from their loved ones. Christmas is a particularly important time for those working in care looking after elderly, infirm and vulnerable people, and a very busy one, but it does as we say mean that people from every department working in the care sector are spending Christmas away from their own families.
Readers may recall that to celebrate our 10th anniversary earlier this year we put up a “Unsung Hero of the Decade“ competition, and asked care homes to nominate somebody who often goes that extra mile, working extra hours, extra shifts, covering staff sickness, fundraising, generally putting in that extra time and effort which can sometimes go unrewarded.
Well we want to do that again for Christmas! We were during the last nominations overwhelmed with the responses, wonderfully heartwarming and uplifting nominations from every department . It was a very difficult job to pick a winner, but but we were delighted to announce The Carer’s Unsung Hero of the Decade as Mrs Tina Higginson of Sambrook residential care home in Newport, who won a two-night luxury break in a choice of over 300 hotels throughout the UK.
And without further ado we invite you once again to nominate a “Unsung Hero” for Christmas 2018. They can be from any department from carers, to kitchen workers, from administration staff to maintenance staff. Somebody you feel has gone that extra mile, sometimes without the recognition they deserve, and someone you think is a worthy nomination.
On 21 December we will be drawing another “Unsung Hero”, and the prize again is a luxury two night break for two people.
So please get nominating at
Send us just a short paragraph about your nomination and why you think they deserve an award. It can be anybody from any department, somebody you think has just gone that “extra mile” in your care environment.