Kent carers are recognised for their outstanding contribution and quality of service delivery during the region-wide annual Kent Care Awards this autumn.
Celebrating the success of staff, and recognising the great care they deliver, the Kent Care Awards showed its appreciation and celebrated winners in 14 care specific categories.
The Care Home Worker Award
The Home Care Worker Award
The Care Home Registered Manager Award
The Home Care Supervisor/Leader Award
The Ancillary Worker Award
The Dementia Carer Award
The Care Trainer Award
The Care Innovator Award
The Care Assessor Award
The Nurse Care Award
The Putting People First/ Personalisation Award
The Care Nutrition Award
The Care Team Award
The Voluntary Carer Awards
The Housing with Care Support Award
The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care in Kent
From hundreds of nominations a panel of independent judges had the extremely difficult task of selecting and announcing the winners.
Of those who were nominated the following recipients received the winning accolade in recognition of their hardwork, dedication and commitment to bringing good care to Kent.
-Jessica Brock from Grenham Bay Care Centre won the Care Home Worker award.
-Carol Bole from Grenham Bay Care Centre won the Outstanding Contribution award.
-Holly Berry from Nurse Plus won the Home Care Worker award.
-Lara Bywater from LDC Dover Ltd won the Care Home Manager award.
-Jack Wraight from LDC Dover Ltd won the Housing with Care Support award.
-Lindsey Green from LDC Dover Ltd won the Ancillary Worker award.
-Sally Taylor from Beechtree Total Care won the Home Care Manager award.
-Michelle Bryant & Amanda Hodge from Greensleeves Care won the Nutrition Award.
-ACL Care Homes Kent won the Care Team award.
-Alison Carter from No Place Like Home won the Care Innovator award.
-Kathy Maslen from Genuine Care won the Putting People First award.
-Holly Dalton from Hilton Nursing Partners won the Nurse Care award.
-Gemma Tonkinsmith from Hilton Nursing Partners won the Care Trainer award.
-Shelley Welsey from Regal Care won the Dementia Care award.
Comment from Adam Hutchison Vice Chair of Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KICA) and co-founder of the Kent Care Awards: “Many national awards take place in various industries but always look at the businesses and their owners, these awards in Kent focus on the specific county and the frontline staff that deliver outstanding care in Kent & Medway and that is what should be celebrated, it’s great that 2nd year round we have had nearly 200 nominations for individuals and over 320 people attending the awards itself.”
The winners will automatically be entered into the Great British Care Awards South East where it is hoped Kent careers receive further winning recognition during the awards gala evening at The Grand Hotel, Brighton on the 11th of November.
The Annual Care Awards celebrate the work carried out by carers and care companies in Kent. The awards provide a chance to reward those people who have simply delivered something awesome whilst recognising the Kent care sector as a whole showing appreciation and recognising the good work everyone does day in day out, year after year.