'Assets to be cherished': Care home workers who go above and beyond are recognised with awards
CARE workers from Derbyshire will travel to London next year after winning regional awards for going above and beyond their duties.
Samantha Palmer and Gail Rose were named as winners at the Great East Midlands Care Awards, which aims to reward health and social care staff for their "excellence".
Gail, who works as a carer at Beaumont House, in Highfields Park Drive, Derby, won the care home worker award.
Judges said this was because her enjoyment of her job "shined through in everything she said".
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The judges also said she loved to talk to residents and "see the world through their eyes".
Samantha, who works at Spencer Grove Care Home, in Springwood Gardens, Belper, received the ancillary worker award.
This was because she was described as having "an instinctive, person-centred approach to residents". She also won praise for being "an asset to be cherished".
Her colleague, Joanne Boles, came runner-up in the "putting people first" award category.
Both Samantha and Gail will be among Derbyshire winners going to the national finals of the awards in London next summer.
Other county winners included the Derbyshire Community Support Service, run by Leonard Cheshire Disability, which won the care team award and former GP Bridget Leech, who won the unpaid carer award.