Council congratulates award winning care workers

2:05pm - 14 October 2021
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Care workers from North Somerset were among those recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony last week.

The Care and Support West Awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of care professionals in the South West.

The award for Care Home Worker went to Suzanne Titcombe who works at Clevedon House Residential Home in Weston-super-Mare run by Freeways.

Caroline Carter picked up the Care Home Manager award for her work at Sycamore Lodge in Nailsea run by Shaw healthcare.

Sophie Mager who works for Surround Support, based in Weston-super-Mare, won the Care Coordinator award.

There was also a new category this year. The Rainbow Heart award highlights the heartfelt and challenging work carried out by care workers during the pandemic. The inaugural award was shared by two winners, including Michelle Bright of Alliance Living.

Cllr Mike Bell, North Somerset Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care, said: “Congratulations to the North Somerset carers who won at the Care and Support West Care Awards. It’s a fantastic achievement in what were keenly contested awards.

“The dedication and professionalism of carers in North Somerset is outstanding. Throughout the pandemic they’ve continued to protect the most vulnerable people in our communities, and I’m pleased that Care and Support West have acknowledged this commitment with these awards.

“Working in care is challenging but it can also be hugely fulfilling and rewarding so I’d encourage anyone who’s looking for work or thinking about a career change to consider working in care. There are different roles available across North Somerset including temporary, permanent, full or part-time work, and you’ll get all the training you need. By working in care, you really are making a difference to the lives of people who need it the most.” 

To find out more about working in care go to https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/proudtocare where you can view and apply for jobs, or email proudtocare@n-somerset.gov.uk.   

The photograph shows Gerald Hunt, North Somerset Council's Head of Commissioning, presenting Suzanne Titcombe with the Care Home Worker award. Photo credit: Red Rabbit Photography.