The director of a Harrogate-based home care provider has been given surprise recognition in a prestigious industry awards scheme.
Continued Care director Samantha Harrison was announced as the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Social Care award at the Great British Care Awards in Yorkshire and the Humber.
She was attending the ceremony because Continued Care and its staff were shortlisted for three awards. Of those, Samantha Fenwick-Scott won the Care Co-ordinator award, and will now go on to represent the region in the national finals next March.
I was so surprised when my name was read out at the awards ceremony – and incredibly proud.
I absolutely love what I do and we have a fantastic team of staff at Continued Care, all dedicated to helping our wonderful clients to live independently.
Giving the Outstanding Contribution award, which was the last of the night, the judges recognised Samantha’s contribution to the care sector in Yorkshire and the Humber over many years.
They said: “Samantha has dedicated her provisional life to providing quality, person-centred home care provision.
“She established Continued Care, a long-standing home care provider in the region and is passionate about excellence, always going the extra mile to ensure her service users remain at the heart of the company.
“Samantha has forged strong relationships with the CQC, the local authority and colleagues, and much of her spare time is given to putting time and effort into a local care association, ensuring her values extend into the wider community.”