Christies Care are proud to announce that we are finalists at the Great British Care Awards 2019 for the East of England region.

In addition to our Bookings team, who are up for the Care Team Award, we’re especially delighted that we have not one, but two, of our wonderful live-in carers vying for the Home Care Worker Award.

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

From frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation.

The East of England regional event is taking place on Thursday, October 24th, at the Peterborough Holiday Inn, with the winners becoming finalists for the national finals held next year.

Home Care Worker Award

This award recognises the significant role of the Home Care Worker in consistently providing a high quality standard, for people living in their own homes.

Evidence of dedication, awareness of colleagues and career development through training will be important elements for the judges.

This category is also open to Personal Assistants.

Caroline Dube: Finalist Home Care Worker Award

Caroline Dube

“I have a passion for people!

Helping people who are ill, elderly, physically disabled or those with mental issues to perform to their best is so fulfilling and makes life worth living.”

Caroline Dube, Christies Carer

“I feel so lucky to have had Caroline caring for our family member for the last 4 years. She truly is an exceptional carer!

I am able to totally relax when Caroline is caring for my son – she is as tuned in as me to my son’s numerous health needs and welfare.

She is a really amazing carer, person and now friend – always prepared to go the extra mile, and always with that amazing smile!

She is thoroughly deserving of a recognition award.”

Mrs P., Mother of Caroline's client
James McGowan: Finalist Home Care Worker Award

James McGowan

“I have always served others: Army, Police, the Nation. When I retired I taught a gentleman to walk again after his stroke.

Christies believed in me, supporting my passion and drive. Their training is exemplary.

I do everything with love. I am ‘James Cares’ – the rest is history!”

James McGowan, Christies Carer

James’ caring exploits have featured in a few of our blog posts:

The Queen’s Newest Soldier

A Racey Client

James McGowan: Finalist Home Care Worker Award

James McGowan

Care Team Award

This award will be presented to the team who are able to best demonstrate a shared vision and agreed goals.

The team should have a leader whose role is known and accepted and who takes personal responsibility for their tasks.

Teams should have an excellent communication process and each member’s skills should be recognised within the team.

Demonstrating a commitment to dignity and privacy for clients and also respect for team members is paramount.

Caroline Dube: Finalist Home Care Worker Award

Joe Glass

“Starting as a Booking Coordinator, 4 years ago, I took over the running of a very demanding bookings department in October 2018, alongside my colleagues James and Shaunna.

More than just a ‘numbers’ role, we have made our clients wellbeing and quality of life our biggest focus. It’s as simple as that!”

Joe Glass, Bookings Team Manager

Good Luck to all the finalists and congratulations on being recognised for the outstanding care that you give.

You’re out of this world!

Want to know more about our live-in care or becoming a carer?

We’re extremely proud of the excellent standard of care our carers give to their clients.

This is reflected in our attainment of both an Outstanding rating from the CQC and the Princess Royal Training Award 2017.

To learn more about the live-in care we offer or becoming a carer in the UK please click below.