Care workers honoured at ceremony

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Outstanding care workers took centre stage at an award ceremony last Tuesday.

West Sussex Care Accolades, held at Arundel Wetlands Centre in Mill Road, Arundel, recognises achievement in adult social care including dementia care and caring for people in their own homes.

Award recipients included people who go above and beyond in their work by planning activities for their residents and providing the best level of care possible.

One of the winners was Gillian Wicks, who won the Registered Manager award. She is the Registered Manager of Inter-County Nursing & Care Services in The Street, Rustington and has worked in the care sector for more than 35 years.

Managing director of Inter-County Nursing & Care Services Caroline Hempstead said: “Gill has proved herself worthy of this award, through her dedication and passion to provide a high quality and personalised care service to the residents of Rustington and surrounding areas.”

Winners received a trophy and shopping vouchers.

The awards, now in their seventh year, are organised by West Sussex Partners in Care and are supported by West Sussex County Council.

The ten winners were all nominated by their colleagues.

Peter Catchpole, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “It has been a privilege to hear the outstanding stories of care in our county. Our care workers really are heroes. I hope these stories will inspire others to think about a career in care.”

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