Becky started her career in care in 2001 at a Gloucestershire Nursing Home, completing her level two and three apprenticeship in Health and Social care. Her career progressed quickly and lead to her being promoted to Training Assessor, due to the high standard of her work. Becky joined Belena Training in 2012 and is responsible for training carers within the private sector which includes nursing homes, supported living, residential homes, neurological units, substance misuse rehabilitation and day centres. Belena Training also supports and implements training at one of the South West’s largest home care and care home providers, Cleeve Care, which owns Cleeve Link, Forest Link, Cheriton Link and Live in 24 as well as three care homes throughout the region. Becky will be leading Belena’s Health Care Skills Academy and Leadership initiative from January 2014 which is an online training platform enabling carers to progress their own training to Level 5.
Becky picked up her award at a ceremony hosted by television personality, Alison Hammond, held at The Passenger Shed, Bristol on Friday 15th November. As a regional winner, Becky now qualifies as a finalist for the national Great British Care Awards due to be held in London in 2014.
Becky beat off rival nominations from all over the region as a result of her dedication, hard work and commitment. The award recognises her high success rate with learners, and her impressive achievements which has seen the business grow to over 300 learners. An added thrill of the evening was that former students of Becky’s were also nominated for awards, further proving her excellent training credentials.
On receiving her award, Becky said, “It was such a great evening. Receiving this award just shows how important it is to go above and beyond in delivering the very best in care. Helping others to achieve their potential and has always been my priority but to have my work professionally recognised is really amazing”.
The Great South West Care Awards is one of a series of regional care awards, which recognises the efforts of those who work in the care sector and culminates in the Great British Care Awards in London next year. The event is supported by the Department of Health and aims to celebrate excellence in social care and recognise the best work in the care home and home care sector throughout England.