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Yorkshire Carers Named as Finalists at Great British Care Awards

Thursday, 11th October 2018

Two members of the Carefound Home Care team in Yorkshire are celebrating after being announced as finalists for the regional Great British Care Awards.

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events across the country to celebrate excellence across the care sector and pay tribute to individuals who who have demonstrated outstanding work. The winners of the awards go on to represent their region at the national round of the event.

Georgia Robson and Gladys Ndangoh have been shortlisted as finalists at the Great British Care Awards (Yorkshire & Humber) and attended a judging day in York on 10th October.

Georgia Robson is a finalist for The Care Newcomer Award which seeks to acknowledge and celebrate a member of staff who has commenced in the sector since January 2016 and has excelled in applying their abilities to their new career.

Gladys Ndangoh is up for The Dementia Carer Award which is given to an individual who has demonstrated a specific understanding of dementia and has used this to improve the lives of older people living with the condition.

The Yorkshire service of Carefound Home Care was rated “Outstanding” for the second time running last year following inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Lorna Miles, Home Care Manager, said:

“We are very proud of Georgia who joined our team as an hourly carer, having decided that hospitality was not for her and to follow her passion for a career in health and social care. Within a very short period of time, it was evident that Georgia had a natural caring attitude and she showed a great maturity when faced with difficult situations. Her happy, confident nature builds secure and trusting relationships with her clients and colleagues and she always takes a smile wherever she goes. All of Georgia’s clients look forward to her visits and we have received compliments from clients and their families about her care.”

“Gladys joined our team in 2014 as a live-in carer and supports her client living at home with dementia. To witness the trusting relationship between Gladys and her client is truly inspirational. She fills the room with her calm and positive energy and consistently works to promote her client’s independence. Dementia is not a barrier for Gladys, she will always find the solution to ensure her client is understood, included and contented.”

The award ceremony for the Great British Care Awards (Yorkshire & Humber) will take place at a Gala Dinner at the National Railway Museum in York on 17th November.