Rylan Clark presents Harrogate carer with national award

Wednesday, 27th March 2024

A live-in carer from Carefound Home Care has won the Palliative Care Award at the national finals of the Great British Care Awards.

Rylan Clark and Steve Walls presenting an award at the Great British Care Awards
Rylan Clark and Steve Walls presenting the Palliative Care Award to Karen Crampton at the Great British Care Awards

Karen Crampton is a live-in carer at the Harrogate branch of Carefound Home Care and was presented the award by TV celebrity Rylan Clark at the ICC in Birmingham.

The Great British Care Awards celebrate excellence across the care sector and Karen was named as the national winner of the Palliative Care Award, recognising the end of life care she provides to older people in their own homes. She previously won the regional award at the Yorkshire & Humberside event at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

Commenting on Karen winning the Palliative Care Award, the judges said:

“Karen’s exceptional compassion and understanding of the importance of love and quality experiences shine brightly. Going beyond the norm, she helps individuals create lasting memories, including outings in her motorhome. Her remarkable outlook on death is a gift to those facing it, making her a true inspiration.”

Karen Crampton and Leonnie Martin from Carefound Home Care at the Great British Care Awards
Karen Crampton and Leonnie Martin from Carefound Home Care at the Great British Care Awards

As a professional live-in carer, Karen provides round-the-clock care to her clients in their own homes on a week on / off basis. The role makes an enormous difference to people’s lives and enables them to remain at home, including at the end of life when being in a familiar environment surrounded by loves ones is so important.

Reacting to her award, Karen said:

“I feel a little overwhelmed but winning this national award was just really wonderful.”

“I really do love my job and even though it’s challenging and hard work at times, the joy I get out of giving such personal care when it truly matters outweighs it all. I truly care for my clients and their families and want them to feel safe in the knowledge that everything will be taken care of with dignity and respect for all involved.”

“I have worked at Carefound Home Care for almost 7 years now and giving such personal, one-to-one care is so rewarding and I can honestly say it’s the best feeling of job satisfaction I have known.”

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

“We’re incredibly proud of Karen for this national recognition of the outstanding care she provides to her clients.”

“She has demonstrated a passion for providing palliative care at home and helps families to experience sensitive and dignified care at the end of life.”

“We know that over 70% of people would prefer to die at home, and Karen’s well-deserved award is a great example of how live-in care can make this happen and avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital.”

You can learn more about care at home from Carefound Home Care in Harrogate on 01423 774070 or at www.carefound.co.uk/harrogate.