Care provider Regard has been shortlisted in four categories in this year’s National Care Awards.
CEO Sandie Foxall-Smith (pictured), who has already been named as Investors in People’s Leader of the Year for 2016, is up for the title of Care Personality, and two of Regard’s service managers, Emma Jarrett who runs Homeleigh in Manchester and Heather Jupp who leads the Livingstone Road service in Gillingham, Kent, go head-to-head for the 2016 Special Needs Manager award.
Regard is also up for Care Home Group of the year, having satisfied judges that the organisation delivers “exceptional client care combined with excellent staff development and impressive financial results”.
Sandie said: “It is very gratifying when the hard work we all put in receives objective recognition like this from fellow care industry professionals.
“We already feel like winners just by being included in so many shortlists, but obviously we’ve all got our fingers crossed that we might hear our names called out when the results are announced at the awards evening.”
The National Care Awards, which are held at the Hilton London Metropole on 25 November, celebrate the very best people in the long-term sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care.
Regard cares for more than 1,100 people, with a dedicated staff of over 2,100 people working at 147 locations throughout the UK.