The winner of the Home Care Frontline Carer of the Year is Amanda Powell from Bluebird Care Birmingham East and North.
This category, sponsored by NDGAI, recognises the unsung heroes who went above and beyond to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their clients over the past 12 months, thinking of innovative ways to boost morale and always showing kindness, empathy and dedication.
Amanda Powell started work at Bluebird Care Birmingham East and North as a care assistant in May 2019, before being promoted to lead care assistant after one year. Since her first day at work, her commitment and hard work to caring for elderly people has been outstanding. As an example, she has passed her level 2 in end-of-life care, which has enabled her to support families through the most difficult times.
Despite being a single mum to a severely disabled daughter who has several health issues, Amanda is fully dedicated to her role and often covers extra shifts without hesitation. Amanda is currently working towards her NVQ3 and is also training newer members of staff on medication administration, basic life support and moving and handling. Amanda is also a Dementia Friend and is supporting customers who have dementia and loss of memory.
Commenting on her award win last night, Amanda said: “I’m just amazed really. So many people have come, I’m totally amazed. I really appreciate it. It’s lovely. We’ve worked hard for it.”
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