Care staff recognised at awards ceremony

Published on: 02 May 2016

THE top carers in South Gloucestershire have been recognised at a celebration awards event at Resound in Mangotsfield.
The ceremony was organised by South Gloucestershire Council to acknowledge the important role played by those who provide care and support to others.
Council chairwoman Erica Williams said: “We are very lucky to have so many compassionate care and support workers in South Gloucestershire who really do go that extra mile. All of these care and support workers have been nominated by the people receiving their services, or by carers of people receiving services – and this is what makes these awards so very special.”
Winner of the Home Care or Supported Living Worker of the Year Award was Lauren Herbert from Elite Home Care Ltd.
Care Home Worker of the Year Award went to Gabrielle Sheard, who works for AbleCare Homes.

The winner of the Personal Assistant of the Year Award was Natalie Churchill while Winnie Thompson, who works at Kilcott Farm was named Day Services Worker of the Year.
The full list of shortlisted workers includes:
Dawn Cole – Allied Healthcare; Kelly Evans – Stepping stones to independence;
Lauren Herbert – Elite Home Care Ltd; Maxine Smith – Agincare UK Ltd; Tracey Johnston – Homecare4u;
Angela Daniell – Care Futures;
Gabrielle Sheard – AbleCare Homes;
Pat Coleman – Warmley House; Joanna Wright – Organic Blooms
Matt Grinter – South Gloucestershire and Stroud College; Winnie Thompson – Kilcott Farm;
Lewis Cooksley (personal assistant); Maria Bowyer (personal assistant); Natalie Churchill (personal assistant).

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