On Friday 25th October, eight Brunelcare employees attended the Great British Care Awards, 2019.

The annual event took place at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol and included over 400 attendees across the South West care sector.

The Great British Care Awards host a series of regional events and have a total of 23 award categories that celebrate the excellence of social care across the UK. The awards pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in their field of work.

Brunelcare was represented in 4 categories, the nominees were:

  • The Dignity in Care Award - Karolina Nowadczyk, from our Deerhurst care home
  • The Care Home Team Award - Deerhurst’s Wellbeing Team
  • The Care Home Activity Organiser Award - Daniela Masarque, from our Robinson House care home
  • The Care Home Newcomer Award - Rachel Pople, from our ABC Centre extra care housing

It was a fantastic night and we are delighted that Karolina took home the 'Dignity in Care' award. Karolina has worked for Brunelcare for 12 years and is a Team Leader at our Deerhurst care home. Karolina incorporates mindful exercises to support the residents at Deerhurst and improve their wellbeing. In recent months, Karolina has also led wellbeing sessions for several teams across Brunelcare.

Karolina says: “To be nominated for the Dignity in Care Award is very special to me, I work really hard to maintain the dignity of residents living with Dementia and it’s something I’m extremely passionate about. I’ve been training for over five years now to become a qualified CBT therapist and implement a holistic approach to mental and emotional wellbeing of our residents.”

Lesley Hobbs, Deerhurst’s care home manager says: "The entire team at Deerhurst are thrilled that Karolina has taken home the Dignity in Care Award from the Great British Care Awards. She's worked so incredibly hard to help people in our care and I really couldn't think of anyone else more deserving. A huge well done Karolina."

Karolina will now attend the National Finals on Thursday 20th February 2020.

To find out more about Karolina’s work, click here.

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