Carer of the Year
Carer of the Year Award sponsored by Greycliffe Manor
Awarded to either a professional or voluntary carer.
Emma – "I would like to nominate Emma, a support worker at the Holcombe Resource Centre for people with disabilities as she is always putting others before herself. Emma plans events throughout the year which brings the disability community together. These events provide essential information to keep the community safe and informed and helps people feel a part of something. She is a truly lovely, caring lady who really deserves this award!"
Gordon Quick – “I am nominating Gordon as he always cares for his family and friends alongside being a dedicated St Johns Ambulance member for many years! He volunteers many hours of his free time to care for the local community and really deserves this nomination!”
Nick Stephens – “I would like to nominate my dad for Carer of the Year. Along with working full time he is also my carer and ensures I am okay and safe. I suffer from Mental Health and other disabilities and my dad has stood by my side throughout it all to help me get my life back together. There are no words at how grateful I am to him. My dad has supported me and been there when times have been really tough. He is 50 this month and has put his whole life on hold to get me well, please help me thank him!”
Luana Winston - “Luana is a teacher at Mayfield Special Needs School and has a class of children with some of the most profound needs in the bay. After overcoming many challenges she succeeded in taking 6 of these children to Disneyland Paris this year. Nothing is out of her reach if it means her pupils can experience normal life. Not only does she work full time as a teacher but she also runs a Saturday club and School Holiday club for children in the Devon called Orchard Saturday Club ranging from ADHD to life limiting conditions. She goes above and beyond in and out of school for her pupils giving them opportunities they otherwise wouldn’t get. As a parent of one of the children in Luana’s class and being a school governor I have seen her in many situations and she just shines whenever she is with the children. Special needs is her thing and I thought it was about time she had some recognition for all that she does.”
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