Work of home carers recognised at awards ceremony
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Residents who receive care in their homes organised by South Gloucestershire Council were offered the chance to nominate their best home carer for an award.
Nicola, from Brunelcare, works in Yate and was nominated by two service users from Yate, Mrs Iris Mullins and Mr Wilmot Richardson. Speaking about Nicola’s work, Iris said: “She is very pleasant and thoughtful. When she takes me shopping if I want to go to another shop she takes me there also.”
Mr Richardson said: “All carers do a valuable job but some outshine in their dedication, Nikki is one of them. She has been my carer for the past five years and is efficient and very pleasant. I can’t thank her enough for the difference she has made to my quality of life, always giving respect for my dignity and giving support to my wife."
Kellie Cutler from Mi Home Care works in Bradley Stoke, Thornbury and Filton and Olivia Kipling, who works in Yate for Brunelcare were both runners-up.
Councillor Matthew Riddle, Chair of the Adults and Housing Committee presented the winner with their awards. He said: “All home carers have been nominated by the people receiving their services, or by carers of people who receive this service. This event provides an opportunity for these people and South Gloucestershire Council to recognise the wonderful work that home carers carry out on a daily basis. The difference this can make to the lives of these people is invaluable and I would like to congratulate all those who were nominated for the wonderful work you do, you are all winners.”
South Gloucestershire Council supports home carers by running regular training covering subjects such as safeguarding adults, dignity in care and much more.
The full list of nominated staff this year includes:
Bradley House Home Care: Kelly Holmes
Brunelcare: Nicola Davis, Olivia Kipling, Sharon Powell and Cherry Stephenson
Care First: Ann Fry
Care Horizons: Graham Webster
Care UK: Debbie Barry, Julie Lush, Emma Backwell, Clare Baker, Alison Barter, Kriss Hart, Trudy Leaver, Lynne Nurse, Tracey Nye, Julie Thompson and Julie Van der Burgt
Cherish Able Care: Jane Baker
Mears: Barbara Steadman, Hannah Tiley
Mi Home Care: Kellie Cutler
Milestones Trust: Cheralyn Waldron
Network Health and Social Care: Wendy Cole, Lavina Smith and Lorraine Staley
Nursing Solutions: Sarah Bryant.
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