The Carer Unsung Hero Award

We have had a quite a few calls and emails regarding our Christmas unsung hero award, which some of our readers may have missed due to the festive period. So we would take this opportunity to “re-announce” the worthy winners!

Our very worthy winner we are delighted to say is Sam Buckley of The Boynes Care Centre, in Worcestershire a 39 bedroomed residential nursing care home specialising in dementia care.

Sam was nominated by her manager for her wonderful enthusiasm and dedication and for her compassionate work with residents and helping promote the home, introducing many new initiatives. £100 worth of Marks & Spencer vouchers is on the way today!

We were also delighted since it was almost impossible to pick an individual winner from the many many wonderful uplifting nominations we received, to add runners-up:

Angela O’Connor of Chase Dale care home in Northumberland who was nominated by her manager for her devoted care and attention with residents in the end stages of dementia. Angela is a long-standing carer who through her work has won the respect of her colleagues, residents and resident families, often going far beyond her role as a carer.

We were also delighted to include the team of the Jean Garwood House, in South Croydon as a runner-up a charity home dedicated to supporting people with disabilities. The home and the team have gained a wonderful reputation locally with social services as a last resort for disabled people in need, displaying exceptionally high standards of professionalism and dedication and have gone to great lengths in developing the capabilities of disabled residents improving their quality of life.

£50 worth of Marks & Spencer vouchers are on the way to our two runners-up!

Congratulations to Sam, Angela and the team at Jean Garwood house, and also a very big congratulations and thank you to all the nominations we received – we are so very sorry we couldn’t award a prize to you all! It was very difficult to pick a winner, and we would like to say what a credit you all are to the industry!