The Great British Care Awards are delighted to announce the winners of the awards for the South East, the South West, East of England and London regions.
The Great British Care Awards, supported by the Department of Health and HET Software, are a series of regional awards which celebrates excellence in social care and pay tribute to those who work in the sector. The awards are all inclusive, bringing together the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors, as well as unpaid carers; promoting joint working.
The winners of these awards have been invited to attend a judging day for one of two national finals which will take place at the spectacular Guildhall in London, where they will join winners from the North and Midlands regions, and compete for the national awards title.
There are two finals, one for the home care sector which takes place on 15th May in association with Ceretas, the membership organisation representing home care. The second final is for those working in the care home sector and takes place on 5th June in association with the English Community Care Association, the association representing community care in England.
In Autumn 2009 the inaugural Great British Care Awards were held in 5 regions throughout the North and the Midlands and were a resounding success. In October and November this year the series of regional awards will include the South and the East of England.
The Great British Care awards have received nominations and support from all corners of the sector. Sector support includes the Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), Skills for Care, Ceretas and the English Community Care Association. Local Authority support and commercial organisations are also supporting the awards.
There are a total of around eighteen awards categories available for nomination, which represent all areas of the care sector, whether it be older people or specialist services, residential or home care. From frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training, IT and innovation.
Nominations came in from all corners of the sector and the regions and successful candidates invited for interview for the national finals. The gala award evenings will start in style with a champagne reception, followed by a superb gourmet dinner and the awards presentation with celebrity presenter. Keith Chegwin will host the National Home Care Final and Fiona Philips the National Care Home Final. Following the awards guests are invited to extend the celebrations at an after party on the magnificent Dutch Master, a 3 decked boat, which will cruise along the river Thames – a perfect finale for what promises to be a wonderful evening.
The awards support a chosen charity, The Maggie’s Centre, which has sites across the country supporting people who lives have been impacted upon by cancer.
The winners of the home care awards for the South East, South West, East and England and London are listed below. These winners have been invited to attend the National Home Care Finals in association with Ceretas, on 15th May 2010 at the Guildhall, London.
Care Employer + 250 Sue Gray Enara Group
Home Care Registered Manager Lorraine McCarthy Careforce
Home Care Worker Bernice Hatcher Audley Care
Home Care Worker Specialist Service Edward Fogg Amity Supported Living
Dementia Carer Jacqueline Ranscombe Blue Bird Care
Care Newcomer Emma White Radis Group
The Care Team Senior Enablement Rapid Team Careforce
Care Employer – 250 First City Nursing Services
Home Care Registered Manager Kim Dominey Somerset Care At Home
Home Care Worker Julie North The Care Company
Dementia Carer Lynn Petty & Team Sunrise Senior Living
The Care Team The Whole Nursing Team Kates Home Nursing
East of England
Care Employer + 250 Simon Auker-Howlett Home Care Solutions
Care Registered Manager Rachel Wheatley Home Choice Care Ltd
Home Care Worker Jennifer Walker Westminster Home Care
Care Innovator Dr Asif Raja Summer Care
Home Care Registered Manager Daniel Burner The Extra Mile Care Company
Home Care Worker Samantha Ellingham Sevacare (UK) Ltd
Home Care Worker Specialist Service Anna Fenton The Extra Mile Care Company
Care Trainer Isobel Harris Anchor
Care Newcomer Sharon Palmer The Extra Mile Care Company
Dignity in Care Olive Perkins Look Ahead Housing & Care
The winners of the Care Home awards for the South East, South West, East and England and London are listed below. These winners have been invited to attend the National Care Home Finals in association with the English Community Care Assocation, on 5th June 2010 at the Guildhall, London.
Care Employer – 250 Employees Mr Mr A Khanna Cornerways Residential Home
Care Home Registered Manager Mrs Lindsey McGibbon Abbeyfield (Haddenham)
Care Home Worker Christine Palmer New Directions – Bishops Croft
Care Nutrition Catering Team Greensleeves Homes Trust
Ancillary Worker Mary Smith Barchester Healthcare,
Care Trainer Julia Knight Barchester Healthcare,
Care Innovator Maggie Candy Caring Homes, Sundridge Court, Nursing Home
Dignity in Care Paul Hussey Autism & Aspersers Care Services
Care Home Activity Organiser Sonya Koser Anchor, Elizabeth Court
Care Employer + 250 Employees Mr Nunzio Notaro Notaro Homes Ltd
Care Home Registered Manager Natalie Adams The Old Vicarage Residential Care Home
Care Home Worker Beverley Nottingham Pinewood Residential & Nursing Home
Ancillary Worker Marie Lewis Valley View
Care Newcomer Nicola King The Orders of St. John Care Trust
Care Home Activity Organiser Jan Millward The Old Vicarage Care Home
East of England
Care Employer – 250 Employees Jack Carey/Availl Availl
Care Home Registered Manager Helen Rollin Oakwood House Anchor Trust
Care Home Worker Bev Swan Southern Cross Healthcare
Care Nutrition Joanna Last Ixworth Court, Suffolk County Council
Dementia Carer Steve Fosker-Jones Southern Cross
Care Trainer Mark Gwynne Adult Care Services, Herts County Council
Care Newcomer Claire Edwards Southern Cross Healthcare
Dignity in Care Adult Care Services, Herts County Council
Care Team The Care Team The Abbeyfield Society
Care Home Activity Organiser Jean Clayton Westbourne Care Home
Care Employer + 250 Employees Asvinta Thakkar Greensleeves Homes Trust
Care Employer – 250 Employees Titleworth Health Care Titleworth Health Care
Home Registered Manager Victoria Forsythe Southern Cross
Care Home Worker Zofia Stopa Barchester Home Care – Park View, Care Home
Dementia Carer Anne Taylor Age Concern
Care Team ASRA-LHA Group Mathini Navukarasa & Staff Team