The Best Kent Care Awards Yet!

The best Kent Care Award yet were held on Friday the 20th and saw the very best in the Kent care sector come together to celebrate the Kent Care Awards at the Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone.Now in its fourth year, the awards welcomed over 300 guests to a gala evening recognising caring excellence from front line workers in the care sector who work hard to improve the standard of care in the region.This year over 200 nominations were received from companies across Kent with entries judged on dedication, commitment, innovation, career development, overall reputation, and examples of caring excellence.Of the 90 finalists congratulations now goes to the 18 category winners listed below:[caption id="attachment_1556" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Ancillary Worker Award went to Luke Stanton McGee from Belmont Healthcare.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1557" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Community Care Residential Manager Award went to Alison Worsfold.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1558" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Workforce Development Award went to Twyla Mart, from Hilton Nursing Partners.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1559" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Care Newcomer Award went to Cheyenne Williams from Nicholas James Care Homes Ltd.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1560" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Residential Champion Award went to Atlanta Hankin from Lindau Care Home.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1561" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Community Homecare Champion went to Teresa Baxter from Tender Loving Carers.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1562" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Specialist Care Champion Award went to Lisa Jones, from Kent Autistic Trust.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1563" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Ancillary Worker Support Award went to Stella Davis from Strode Park.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1564" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Supported Living Registered Manager Award went to Jack Wright from LDC Care Ltd.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1565" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Care Innovator Esther Award, Sally Taylor from Beech Tree Total Care.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1566" align="alignleft" width="300"]

PBS Champion Award went to Patricia Bamblett from Kent County Council[/caption][caption id="attachment_1567" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Care Nutrition Award went to Katherine Jordan, from Regal Care.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1568" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Dementia Champion Award went to Clare Dodds from Nicholas James Care Homes Ltd.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1569" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Putting People First Award went to Anna Kowalska-Zwierc from Nicholas James Care Homes Ltd.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1570" align="alignleft" width="300"]

The Care Team Award went to the Day Resources Service Kent Autisitic Trust[/caption][caption id="attachment_1571" align="alignleft" width="300"]

The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care went to Ann Tidmarsh from Kent Council Council.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1572" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Residential Registered Manager went to Jill Hyland from Nicholas James Care Homes Ltd.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1574" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Supported Living Champion Award went to Gerri Sales from Terrance House.[/caption]Ann Taylor, Chair of KICA says: “This is a really special event, not only is it the one night where carers can let their hair down, it’s also a night where they are applauded and recognised for their dedication and hard work supporting vulnerable individuals enjoy a quality of life they probably wouldn’t have without them. They deserve to be celebrated, social care isn’t an easy job, and these individuals put their heart and soul into it.”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. All winners of the awards will automatically be entered in the nominations for the Great British Care Awards South East section in Brighton in November.

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