Great British Care Awards 2016

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Paul Bridge was awarded the national title of Great British Care Home Worker of the Year 2016.

Paul and his colleague Karen Shepherd, finalist for Registered Manager of the Year, joined over 800 guests attending the national finals of the Great British Care Awards ceremony on Friday 20 May 2016.

The awards look to address the lack of recognition that people who work in the social care sector receive, celebrating achievements and giving them praise and respect for the amazing work they do every day.

Paul Bridge and Karen Shepherd had both previously won their respective categories in the North West Care Awards in November 2015, which shortlisted them for the national finals.

On arriving at the ceremony tension was high with a mixture of nerves and excitement, unaware of what the outcome would be we all waited with anticipation as they announced the winners for Registered Manager and Care Home Worker of the Year.

Although Karen did not receive a national title her spirits remained high stating:

It would have been great to have won the award but I am eternally grateful to my colleagues for nominating me. I thoroughly enjoy supporting young people and seeing them progress and become more independent, and that is what really matters to me…As I nominated Paul it is amazing to see him get the recognition for all his hard work”.

On being named Care Home Worker of the Year, Paul was ecstatic.

“When I heard my name I couldn’t believe it, speaking to other nominees I thought I didn’t have a chance because they were so inspiring. It is fantastic to be recognised, but I couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragement I receive from everyone at Birtenshaw. So I really want to say a big thank you to all the team!”

 Congratulations Paul and Karen. We are extremely proud of you both.

To read more please follow the link below to the Bolton News article.

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