We are looking forward to our annual Gill Chase Awards ceremony on December 11 when our eight short-listed finalists will discover who will take this year’s coveted title.
Our service users and their families nominate those carers who have gone the extra mile and should be recognised for their hard work and dedication which goes beyond the call of duty.
The eight finalists will be heading to Fakenham Racecourse for the special celebration event which has become a firm fixture on the Extra Hands calendar.
All those on the list have been nominated for their exceptional work and have been praised by service users and their families for their dedication. The judges had an exceptionally tough job in choosing a final eight for the ceremony and they are:
From the Heacham office:
Stella Cason is a ‘wonderful carer; and constantly demonstrates her empathy and understanding of her service users.
Pamela Aberdeen became a good friend to her service users and is always willing to help anyone as well as being a ‘brilliant ambassador’ for us.
Susan Bloy is very caring and nothing is too much trouble for her and she is always cheerful and smiling.
Julie Wooberry always treats the service user with dignity and respect and adapts care as necessary. She is described as “kind and understanding” and is always encouraging.
From the Norwich office:
John Thompson listens with huge understanding and always goes the extra mile to provide the best service he can.
Joanne Warrent is an ‘excellent carer’ who always acts in a professional way and is ‘more of a friend’ than anything else.
Andrea Johnson: “Has a very calm way about her and is always polite and pays attention to details.”
Amy Rix has a real sense of humour and lightens the day for her service users. “Her manner and her skills give me confidence.”