Harrogate care team triumphs at Great British Care Awards

Tuesday, 07th November 2023

The Harrogate branch of Carefound Home Care had six finalists at the prestigious awards and were announced as winners of the Palliative Care Award.

Carefound Home Care at the Yorkshire & Humberside Great British Care Awards

With an incredible six finalists strutting their stuff, Carefound Home Care in Harrogate attended the Yorkshire & Humberside regional finals of the Great British Care Awards at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

Karen Crampton was named as winner of the Palliative Care Award, recognising the excellence she has demonstrated in providing end of life care to older people in their own homes.

Commenting of Karen’s award, the judges said:

“Karen’s love for working with individuals at the end of life effervesced throughout the interview. She is currently training as a ‘death doula’ and will be part of a small group of people that hold this qualification. She uses her own neurodiversity to help her in her job and her many life experiences and challenges she has used positively to continue to motivate her. A truly inspirational lady, this award is well deserved.”

Leonnie Martin was also recognised as highly commended for the Workforce Development Award, reflecting her commitment to building a leading induction and training programme at Carefound Home Care and ensuring the needs of all learners are met as they progress along their career pathway.

Carla Hainsworth, Registered Branch Manager at Carefound Home Care in Harrogate, said:

“It’s fantastic to see so many of our team shortlisted for these awards and every one of them deserves to be acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to their roles.”

“Karen is a worthy winner of the Palliative Care Award after providing over seven weeks of live-in care to her client, ensuring continuity of care and enabling them to remain at home at the end of their life. She is passionate and goes above and beyond to deliver outstanding care to her clients.”

“Leonnie is our Regional Trainer and also thoroughly deserves her recognition for the Workforce Development Award. She is a highly driven member of the team and is always striving to develop and improve our training systems and implement support methods for our staff. Well done to everyone nominated!”

The Great British Care Awards recognise excellence across the care sector, highlighting outstanding individuals and teams who go above and beyond to make a positive impact on the lives of those they support. The winners of the regional awards will go on to the national finals in 2024.