Birchington care workers celebrate awards success

The care award winners

Care workers from Birchington have won prizes at the annual Kent Care Awards.

Grenham Bay Care Centre and home care company Beechtree Total Care, celebrated the success of their employees who won in the care home worker, outstanding contribution and home care manager categories.

An independent panel of judges presented Grenham Bay worker Carol Bole with the outstanding contribution award and Jessica Brock with the care home worker award. Grenham Bay worker Lauren Lloyd also made the finals in the care innovators category. Beechtree Total Care’s Sally Taylor was awarded with the home care manager accolade.

Seventy-one year old Carol was recognised for 27 years of service and continuing commitment to deliver care with love, compassion and respect.

Jessica was recognised for her genuine passion and dedication to ensuring those in her care live happy and fulfilled lives. Sally was recognised for her highly motivated attitude to making a real difference to her team and customers.

Luke Rothwell, registered manager at Grenham Bay Care Centre, said: “We focus heavily on providing individual care for individual needs in a home from home environment. Welfare and the delivery of exceptional care is our priority and both Carol and Jessica make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our residents making them very much worthy and deserved winners.”

Sally Taylor (above), home care manager at Beechtree Total Care, said: “I am very proud to have been recognised by my peers at such a prestigious event that only recognises the very best care Kent has to offer. It’s a real privilege, thank you.”

The Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KICA), co-founder of the Kent Care Awards, had nearly 200 nominations for individuals and over 320 people attending the awards ceremony at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone.

The winners will be entered into the Great British Care Awards South East where it is hoped they will receive further winning recognition during the awards gala evening at The Grand Hotel, Brighton on  November 11.