Eight members of staff at family-run Harrogate homecare provider Continued Care have been shortlisted in the Yorkshire and Humber regional finals of the Great British Care Awards.
Care service manager Tanya Lowe is a finalist in the Front Line Leader Award, care assessor Iona Novak is shortlisted in the Care Assessor/Care Planner Award, care assistant Any Scott is vying for the Care Home Worker Award, and Sue McGowan, Lorand Szucs, Maria Gibson, Sarah Dalby and Krisztina Bajusz from Continued Care’s induction team are shortlisted in the Care Team Award.
Assessing some of the other categories was Continued Care’s director, Samantha Harrison, who was a judge in the awards for the first time.
It was a really interesting experience. The standard of entries has been excellent and really highlights the amazing work carried out every day by people in the care sector.
The Great British Care Awards celebrate excellence and pay tribute to the outstanding contribution of everyone from frontline staff to managers in all areas of social care across England.
The awards are based on nominations, with many of the Continued Care finalists put forward by families of people they work with. All the candidates were then interviewed by a panel of judges.
This is the first time that I have been chosen for an award and, whilst feeling excited and honoured, I was also very nervous at the interview. Fingers crossed now that I am a winner on the night. Then again, I am so pleased that I have been nominated in the first place!
The Great British Care Awards for Yorkshire and Humber will be presented on November 17 during a glittering ceremony at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds.
I’m absolutely thrilled that eight of Continued Care’s staff members have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to our company, our clients, and the care sector, and I wish them the best of luck on the evening.