Sally wins carer of the year award
Published on: 30 Jun 2015
A CARE worker who looks after people in their own homes to help them lead independent lives has been recognised for her sterling work in the community.
Sally Stamp, who works for Staple Hill-based Elite Home Care, was presented with a gong at the Care and Support West (CSW) Awards.
The glittering event, held at Bath Racecourse on June 6, was hosted by former Watchdog presenter and bowel cancer survivor Lynn Faulds-Wood.
A total of 170 representatives of the local care industry, regulatory body (CQC) and local councils attended the gala dinner for the annual presentation.
Now in their third year, the Care and Support West awards celebrate the unsung heroes of the care industry. They give care providers and their staff in the former Avon area an opportunity to honour and congratulate people who have gone the extra mile to provide excellent care to their charges.
Sally, who lives in Fishponds, won the Best Domiciliary Care Font Line Worker after being nominated by a service user.
Elite Home Care managing director Anne Owen said: “Sally was nominated by a service user who said in her nomination ‘She takes time to chat, nothing is too much bother. If she could be cloned I would buy one. She is clearly at ease in her role and makes people laugh. Would I send Sally in to look after my mum - no hesitation, yes!’
“We always knew Sally is an excellent carer but receiving an award in recognition of her excellent care was well deserved.
“Sally didn’t want to keep her award at home as she said our other carers who do an excellent job also deserve an award but she is Elite Home Care’s representative and we are all very proud of her.”
This wasn’t the only success for Elite Home Care - a team of their care workers also made it to the final. Chantel Stack, Chris O’Donohoue, Georgina Hall, Maria Farmiloe and Tiff McCree were nominated by a service user’s mother who said without the care workers her daughter would be unable to go out into the community.
Lynn Faulds-Wood said: “When I was on BBC Watchdog, we heard complaints about poor care, not good news stories about the wonderful people who support and care for the most vulnerable in our society.
“This was a great event, celebrating the warm, inspiring managers and staff we are lucky to have in our lives. An uplifting evening recognising the work of great people.”
Elite Home Care, which is based in Fountain Square, was set up by Downend resident Anne Owen in September 2010. Carers look after people in their own homes providing personal care and access to the community.