Carlingwark House carer announced as winner in Scottish Care Awards

Kelly (centre) receives her award
Kelly (centre) receives her award

Carlingwark House senior support worker Kelly Henderson has been recognised as one of the leading care home employees in Scotland at a prestigious evening awards ceremony celebrating the best of the independent care home sector in Scotland.

Kelly has been chosen as winner in the Carer of the Year category at the Scottish Care Awards 2014 at a ceremony in Glasgow.

Kelly was delighted to have been recognised and said: “I am very surprised but thrilled and honoured to be chosen as winner in these prestigious awards.”

Service manager at the Castle Douglas home, Shirley McTeir who nominated Kelly, said: “Kelly is so passionate about her role and her commitment goes without saying.

She is innovative and gets the team thinking out the box. Her mentoring and coaching of staff has had a positive effect on service delivery, ensuring it is of a high standard and quality.”

The Scottish Care National Care Home Conference, which is now in its 15th year, has incorporated an awards ceremony for the last 10 years. These awards have been hailed a huge success in recognising individuals, teams and companies, with more entries than ever flooding in each year from employers and employees nominating their peers and colleagues.

The awards were judged by Professor June Andrews, Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre, Professor Alexis Jay, Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde and the Independent Chair of the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) and Bill Colvin, Chair of Elizabeth Finn Homes Ltd and former Chair of Scottish Care.

The conference, exhibition and care awards are the largest of their kind for the care home sector in Scotland and is designed for those commissioning, planning and providing care and support to adults in care home settings across Scotland.

For more information visit www.scottishcare.org.