We were over the moon to pick up the award for the Best Home Care Employer at the Great British Care Awards 2019 regional finals.
Awarding the trophy to our director Samantha Harrison, the judges described Continued Care as: “An outstanding employer committed to recruiting on values and retaining a highly motivated workforce, passionate about delivering innovative, person centred care to people in their own homes. An inspirational presentation.”
We will now go through to the national awards final at Birmingham’s ICC on March 20 next year.
The awards evening for the Yorkshire & Humber region took place on Friday, November 22. More than 550 people attended the ceremony at The National Railway Museum in York to celebrate the outstanding work carried out by companies and individuals in the social care sector in our region.
Eighteen members of Continued Care’s team, from care workers to managers across our Harrogate and Settle offices, gathered together for a great evening of entertainment and celebration.
We were delighted that so many of our employees were shortlisted in the awards, an achievement which in itself they should be very proud of. Congratulations to all our team who were nominated:
Alex Jakab (Harrogate) for the Dignity and Respect Award, Kristina Carr (Harrogate) for the Home Care Worker Award, Gill Bullock (Harrogate) for the Care Coordinator Award, Maddie Andrews (Settle) for the Palliative Care/End of Life Award, Glynis Storey (Settle) for the Dementia Carer Award, and Jessica Hodgson (Settle) for the Care Newcomer Award.
The awards are based on nominations, which made it even more special for us that so many of our team were put forward for an award, in many cases by colleagues or families of people they work with. They were then each interviewed by a panel of judges to make the shortlist, so we are proud of them all.
Samantha said: “All of our staff members who were nominated are winners in my eyes because they were put forward by the people they care for and work with. It’s brilliant to be able to recognise their contribution to our company, our clients and the care sector, and we can’t thank them enough for their hard work and commitment to providing an excellent service.
“The Great British Care Awards is a fantastic and vital celebration of the amazing work carried out by individuals and organisations across the care sector. We were absolutely thrilled to pick up the Best Home Care Employer Award, and would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners.”
The Great Yorkshire & Humber Care Awards are part of the Great British Care Awards, a series of 10 regional awards celebrating excellence across the care sector, with award categories representing all areas of the care sector.
The awards are supported by a range of sector organisations including Care England, The Department of Health and The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). They aim to promote best practice within both the home care and care home sectors, and pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in their work.