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The Carer’s Summer Unsung Hero is…


…Marion Brocklehurst at Cloverfield Care Home!

We here at The Carer are delighted to announce The Summer 2019 Carer Unsung Hero is Marion Brocklehurst, activities coordinator at in Shropshire. Marion has worked at Cloverfields Care since 2002, and for the last 15+ years she has been dedicated to making the lives of those less fortunate worth living.

Director Philip Morris who nominated Marion said: “There is a special selfless something about Marion which is hard to put into words, her eccentricity and conscientious inclusivity really brings the residents and staff in the home together as a family. It’s a really big deal, considering that some residents often have no family left.”

“In her time at Cloverfield’s Marion has enthusiastically raised many thousands of pounds towards the resident comfort and activities fund. Money which has she has then spent on further improving the lives her resident family, buying materials for craft, games, trips, special meals and entertainment.”

“We are not surprised that she has been selected since she is spoken of with awe by all with whom she comes into contact, residents, staff, visitors, and all others in the field of caring.

With her extraordinary personality, for all the residents she is sunshine on a cloudy day.”

Worthy winner Marion can now look forward to a wonderful two-night break for two in a selection of luxury hotels throughout the UK.

Apologies for taking so long to announce a winner, once again it was very difficult for our team here to pick an outright winner, we were overwhelmed not only with the number of submissions this time, for people working in various departments in the care sector, but also the many heart-warming and uplifting nominations demonstrating what a fantastic profession the industry is and how lucky we are as a country to have such dedicated hard-working caring and compassionate people!

Such a difficult task that once again we are adding two runners-up prizes of £50 each in Marks and Spencer’s gift vouchers.

UnsungheroSuperheroAnd, it gives us great pleasure to recognise the hard work Paula Mackie a support worker at Sahara Lodge and Gardens in Forest Gate. Chief Executive Sharon Bye said: “Paula demonstrates consistent dedication and passion for her work. She embodies the values of the company and demonstrates an unfailing a drive to always go the extra mile. Paula has on her own initiative, started a gardening project in the grounds of the service. She takes great care to inspire and enthuse our residents to participate and the gardens are looking so much better for her care and attention. She is a true “unsung hero” of the service and the company and it brought immense pleasure to nominate her for your award.”

Our second runner-up is Beverley Healy who is a kitchen assistant at Autumn Lodge in Hove East Sussex. Senior administrator Gemma Mawbey said: “Bev is not only a fantastic kitchen assistant who always goes above and beyond she also there with for our residents on every break. Bev will sit alongside and have a catch up with a different resident each time and also has always sat and eaten her lunch alongside the residents (this even inspired us to encourage our staff to do this when they can). Bev also put herself forward to do a QCF in dementia which was offered through Autumn Lodge and completed her level 2 very successfully. To really understand how amazing Bev is you would have to see her at work and her positive caring attitude comes naturally she is true asset to Autumn Lodge”!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who put forward nominations we had a wonderful response and it was very difficult indeed to pick an outright winner, it may sound tired old cliché but it is not meant to be, when we say, that in our eyes “every nomination was a winner” and we are just sorry we cannot give an award to everybody!

This is been a truly uplifting and inspiring exercise so much so are you ready for our “Christmas 2019 Unsung Hero Award”? Yes, we want to do it all over again and pick a worthy and deserving Christmas winner, with a luxury two night break for two the prize! Same rules apply (there are none)! We simply invite those in the residential and nursing care sector to nominate somebody from any department they feel has gone that extra mile and deserves an to be recognised as an “Unsung Hero”!

So please send your nominations to nominate@thecareruk.com

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