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Social care workers celebrated at Kent Care Awards

Kent Care Awards

Over 400 social care workers from across Kent came together last week to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the past year.

The Kent Care Awards took place at the Great Danes Hotel in Maidstone on Friday, 17 September.

Ann Taylor, Chair of KiCA (Kent Integrated Care Alliance) and organisers of the Kent Care Awards, said: “Who would have thought the social care sector would have faced the past 18 months that it has. And even though it seems like light is at the end of the tunnel, we all know we are now dealing with a very different care future.

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“This makes these awards all the more important. To be able to come together, celebrate, and recognise the unfaltering work of individuals who have simply gone above and beyond, sometimes at the sacrifice of their own family’s to care. I’m just so privileged to be part of it and very proud of every single person who makes the care sector what it is.”

The winners of the awards, who will automatically be entered in the nominations for the Great British Care Awards South East, were:

Innovation Award: Abigail Draper
Specialist Care Award: Abbi Ramsden, RCH Care Homes
Dementia Champion Award: Kay Francis, Bluebird Care, Maidstone
Care Team LD/MH: Brompton House, Kent Autistic Trust
Care Team Older People Award: The Old Rectory Care Home, Old Rectory Care Ltd
Workforce Award: Alison Fengas, East Kent, Mencap
Putting People First Award: Elaine Thompson, Community Lifeline
Residential Registered Manager Award: Sarah Pennington, Belmont Healthcare
Community Care Registered Manager Award: Kerry Lavellin
Community Homecare Champion Award: Fawzi Ajamie, Bluebird Care, Gravesham & Dartford
Residential Champion Award: Jade Hogg, Alpine Care Home
Nutrition Award: Katie Dent
Ancillary Frontline Award: Romel Canilias
Care Newcomer Award: Ashleigh Lamberton Coll, The Westgate Care Centre
Ancillary Back Office Award: Jaden Osborne, Hilton Nursing Partners
PBS Champion Award: Chetna Satra, Optimal Living
Frontline Leader Award: Karen Hollow, Sense
Palliative Care Award: Helena Tugwell, Bluebird Care Tonbridge & Malling
Supported Living Registered Manager Award: Jessie Smisson
Supported Living Champion Award: Robert Reynolds, LDC Care
Apprenticeship Award: Ashleigh Smith, Spadework
And finally, the Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award: Andrew Saunders, Meritum Integrated Care

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