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Nervous wait for care ‘Oscar’ finalists


3:33pm 10th November 2011

Carers across Yorkshire and Humberside have just 24 hours to wait before they know whether they have won an award in this year’s social care ‘Oscars’.

The Great Yorkshire and Humberside Care Awards will be held in York on Friday (11th November) to celebrate excellence in social care in this region.

The short-listed finalists for the awards will be at the awards at the National Railway Museum (see list at the end of the release for your local entries).

Organisers are describing the ceremony as the perfect antidote to the current doom and gloom in the sector.

Awards Director Mike Padgham said:

“Care businesses are closing and local authorities are cutting back on the care they provide, so the prevailing mood in social care is downbeat.

“We want to provide an opportunity to escape from the bad news and instead celebrate everything that is good about social care. The fantastic, committed staff, the innovative businesses, the wonderful people who provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week to very grateful older and vulnerable people.

 “This is THE big night for social care in Yorkshire and it promises to be a fantastic evening – a great time to close the door on bad news for a while and celebrate some good.”

A total of 22 categories will be contested when the awards are held and popular comedienne Jenny Éclair will be the guest presenter.

The awards, part of the successful Great British Care Awards, are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. They recognise best practice and reward individuals and organisations who excel in providing innovative and outstanding care.

The awards celebrate everyone from frontline care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways, such as training and innovation.

As well as winning a regional award, winners go on to compete in either the national home care or care home awards in London next spring.

The Great Yorkshire and Humberside Care Awards are supported by local authorities across the region.

Guests expected to attend include Helen Taylor, Director of Health and Adult Services with North Yorkshire County Council; Sandie Keane, Director of Adult Social services with Leeds City Council and Peter Dwyer, Director of Adults, Children and Education with City of York Council.

The Great British Care Awards will this year see nine regional ceremonies celebrating excellence in social care this year and two national finals early next year.

Let’s celebrate social care and help it get the recognition it deserves


Finalists for the Great Yorkshire and HumbersideCare Awards are:

The Care Employer Award (More Than 250 employees)

Andrea jetten & Yvonne Tomlinson

Domus Healthcare, Escrick, York


Sam Fearnley

Ideal Care Homes, Leeds


The Care Employer Award (Less Than 250 Employees)

Caron Oldreive & Cheryl Hawksworth

Sure Care, Doncaster


Donna Gott, Cheryl Dibbin & Craig Greenwood

Care Dynamics (Yorkshire) Ltd, Bradford


Sheila Lambert & John Kennedy

Herncliffe Care Home, Keighley, Yorkshire


Carol Hill & Sharon Earnshaw

Westward Care Ltd, Leeds


Jo Guy & Andrew Brindley

AJ Community Care, Leeds


The Care Home Worker

Jean Smith

St Cecilia's Care Services, Scarborough


Steph Coote

Alba Rose Partnership, Pickering


Julie France

Ideal Care Homes, Leeds


Emily Cundy

HICA Care Homes, Hull


Kirsty Morton

The Fields, Sheffield


Sandra Passey

City of York Council, York


The Home Care Worker Award

Nikki Ward

Yorks Care Ltd, West Yorkshire


Marion McLauchlan

Zelda Homecare Services Ltd, North Yorkshire


Lynee Holroyd

Sevacare UK Ltd, Bradford


Lorna Wilkinson

North Lincolnshire Council, North Lincolnshire



Marie Howden

Direct Health, East Yorkshire


Gillian Cree

North Yorkshire Care, Knaresborough


The Care Newcomer Award

Taylor Harwood

North Lincolnshire Council, North Lincolnshire


Emma Nutt

Ideal Care Homes, Leeds


Katelan Denton

Allied Healthcare, Halifax


Gemma Jowett

Signature at Loxley Park, Sheffield


Hannah Thornton

Threshfield Community Care - Barchester Healthcare, Skipton


Julie Shann

Meadow Lodge Home Care Services, Sherburn in Elmet


The Care Home Registered Manager Award

Alison Bedford

Peregrine House, Whitby


Lindsay Pargin

Ladhar Healthcare LLP


Val Gains

Barchester Healthcare,


Elaine Pollard

City of York Council


Irene Smith

Leonard Cheshire Disability


Marion Greenbank

HAS North Yorkshire County Council, Pickering North Yorkshire


The Home Care Registered Manager Award

Mandy Abbey

Abbeycare & Nursing @ Home, Sheffield


Diane Needham

Domus Healthcare, Huddersfield


Anna Walker

Bluebird Care, York


Angela Moore

Loxley Park Home Care, Sheffield


Rebecca Buss

Elite Care Solutions Ltd, North Lincolnshire


Carol Whittaker

Direct Health UK, Sheffield


Kate Hamilton

Carewatch (North & East Riding of Yorkshire), Scarborough

The Care Home Nutrition and Hydration Award

Glyn Bales

Maria Mallaband, West Yorkshire


Paul Gascoigne

Ideal Care Homes, Leeds


Margaret Fields

Alba Rose Residential Care Home, North Yorks


Linda Smith

HICA Care Homes, Hull


Gill Thrush

Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association, Harrogate


The Dignity in Care Award

Lynn Donoghue

HICA, Hull


Elaine Poucher

North Yorkshire County Council, Nothallerton


Deena Heavey

Anchor, Bradford 


Andrew & Sheena Van Parys

Home Instead Senior Care, Harrogate


Diane Houlden

City of York Council, York


Janine Grinsill

AJ Community Care, Leeds


The Dementia Carer Award

Janice Cunningham

HICA, Hull


Haley Cope

Ideal Care Homes, Leeds


Jenifer Andrews

Ideal Care Homes, Leeds


Deena Heavey

Anchor, Bradford 


The Care Team Award

Julie Wright, Julie Roper & Nicola Janney

Wright Care Home Solutions, Beverley



Linda Evans, Dorte Delves & Karl Roberts

Sue Ryder, Holme on Spalding Moor


Anchor Care Homes Art Exhibition Team

Anchor, Stafford


Bryn Evans, Denise Neves & Sandra Trout

Home Instead Senior Care, Ecclesfield Sheffield


Moor Allerton Care Centre

MHA, Leeds


The Care Home Activity Organiser Award

Christian Whiteley Mason

Ladhar Healthcare LLP, Barnsley


Sonia Turner

HICA Care Homes, Hull


Sue Turner

Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association, Harrogate


Anne Slack

Meadow Lodge, Kellington


Kerry Naylor

Anchor, Sheffield


Claire Jones

City of York, York


The Home Care Co-ordinator

Tracey Barraclough

Bluebird Care, Huddersfield


Donna Calvert

Zelda Homecare Services, North Yorkshire


Julie Wadsworth

Sevacare UK Ltd, Bradford


Karoline Barker

Allied Healthcare, Halifax


Susan Peters

Continued Care, Harrogate


Anne Nelson

Direct Health, East Yorkshire


The Ancillary Worker Award

Mary Smith

Woodbank House, Yorkshire


Anne Shaw

Ideal Care Homes, Leeds


Mick Wise

HICA Care Homes, Hull


Stpehen Wilkins

Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association, Harrogate


Carol Simpson & Angela Hodgson

Westward Care, Leeds


Tracy Morris

Elizabeth Finn Homes, Harrogate


The Putting People First Award

Helen Clarke and John Duncan

East Riding Council, Goole


Simon Bedford, Mick Manning & Carla Millard

Affinity Trust, Leeds


Supported Living Service

Sun Health Care, South Yorkshire


Claire Smith & Marilyn Howlett

Bradford Council Compass/Shared Lives, Bradford


Jackie Hankinson

Greenfield Court Care, Harrogate


Jodie Virago, Kerry Naylor & Catherine Bennett

Anchor, Stafford


The Care Trainer Award

Nicola Janney

Wright Care Home Solutions, Beverley


Sarah Back

New Concept Care and Nursing Ltd, East Yorkshire


Ian Donaghy

Park Lane Health Care, North Yorkshire


Andrea Preston

North Yorkshire County Council, Health and Adult Services, Northallerton


Loretta ebanks

Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association, Harrogate


Elaine Pollard

City of York Council, York


The Care Innovator Award

Pam Nicholson

Autistic Living Solutions - Cascade Supported Living and Short Breaks, East Yorkshire


Julian Terry

Age UK Knaresborough, Knaresborough


Helen Clarke &  John Duncan

East Riding Council, Goole


Harrogate Neighbours

Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association, Harrogate


Sandra Sweeney & Rebecca Ventress

NHS North Yorkshire & York, Harrogate


Mike Herrington

Continued Care, Harrogate


The Frontline Leaders Award

Wendy Lovly

Ideal Care Homes, Barnsley


Janette Walker

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, Leeds


Linda Humphrey

U.B.U, Settle


Sue Rimmer

HICA Homecare, Hull


Lynsey Macrorie

York Helpers, Knaresborough


The Good Commissioner

Michelle Atkinson, Dawn Newsome & Mick Ward

Leeds Adult Social Care, Leeds


Mike Webster, Julia Spencer & Gemma Dickinson

North Yorkshire County Council, Northallerton


The Housing with Care Award

Sandra Brown

Housing 21


Janet Hayhurst, Jackie Hankinson & Gill Truah

Greenfield Court Care


Carol Hill

Westward Care Ltd.

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