Care assistant Angie Ledbury scooped the Care Home Worker Award in the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2018, organised by the Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP).
Angie, who has worked at Wantage Nursing Home for three years, was nominated by Sanctuary Care for being an outstanding carer who treats her residents with the upmost kindness, dignity and respect.
Home manager Paulo Leitao said: “Angie considers each and every resident to be part of her extended family and is a wonderful carer.”
Following the ceremony, which took place at the end of March at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford, Angie said: “It was nerve wracking and I felt so happy I cried. I never thought I would win! This is for all of us at the home.”
Eddy McDowall, CEO, OACP, said: “It’s important that social care has the opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work it does, day in and day out. The awards recognise how people and services make a difference every day. It truly was inspirational – there are some amazing people, companies and organisations working in adult social care in Oxfordshire.”
Sheila O’Connor, Sanctuary Care’s Director of Operations, said: “We are so enormously proud of Angie. She is a shining example of someone who has kindness at the heart of their care. It is so fitting that her win has come during Sanctuary Care’s 20th anniversary of delivering care to our residents – a double celebration indeed.”