Home Instead Senior Care has announced the five finalists for its annual CAREGiver of the Year award.
The announcement was made on Professional Care Workers Day, which was celebrated at a special event hosted by the National Association of Care & Support Workers (NACAS) in London yesterday.
For more than 10 years, Home Instead Senior Care has selected one of its 10,000 professional caregivers for the prestigious annual award – identifying a carer who demonstrates extraordinary compassion and care toward his/her clients.
The ‘CAREGiver of the Year’ winner is announced at a black tie gala dinner at Home Instead’s two day annual conference, which will take place in November.
The 2019 finalists come from all corners of the UK – Dara Gladwin from Basildon, Sophia Reid from Croydon, Jo Blackmore from Exeter, Edward Stoker from South East Northumberland, and Sam Cook from Windsor (pictured).
“‘CAREGiver of the Year’ is the highest accolade for a Home Instead caregiver,” said Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care.
“We are so lucky to work with amazing caregivers who truly live our mission of enhancing the lives of ageing adults and their families.”
He continued, “Dara, Sophia, Jo, Edward and Sam are shining examples of the difference a professional caregiver can make. In reading their nomination forms, I was so impressed with their patience, persistence, creativity and passion for helping their clients to live their best lives, regardless of the obstacles they faced. No matter who takes home the prize at the gala dinner in November, they are all winners in our eyes and everyone at Home Instead is immensely proud of them.
“We are committed to being the employer of choice in the care sector and it is right and proper that we should celebrate our caregivers in this way.”