Care Assistant Peter and Care Coordinator Angela are National Finalists at Bluebird Care Awards

Published: 22/05/2019

Congratulations to Bluebird Care Edinburgh care assistant Peter Jensen and care coordinator Angela Young, who have been announced as national finalists in the Bluebird Care Awards.

Care assistant Peter Jensen and care coordinator Angela Young, have been nominated by their peers to represent the region at the inaugural Bluebird Care Awards in the ‘carer’ and ‘team member’ categories. In doing so, they are awarded the titles ‘Regional Carer of the Year’ and ‘Regional Team Member of the Year’ for the Scotland and Northern Ireland region. 

They were both nominated by Bluebird Care Edinburgh’s directors John and Jane Perry, beating care professionals from across the region to win the regional awards and national nominations. 

Bluebird Care Awards

As a care assistant, Peter goes above and beyond to ensure that all customers receive the care they need in their own homes. His nomination is recognition of this, and an acknowledgment of the effort he makes in mitigating the loneliness felt by so many older people. Peter is kind, caring and always ready with a smile, and this regional win is yet further testament to Peter’s ongoing dedication to his customers, having won the Bluebird Care Edinburgh Carer of the Year award in 2015.
Also receiving an award in the first annual Bluebird Care Awards is Angela Young, of Edinburgh. A natural motivator, Angela often stays late to ensure that customers are offered that little bit more, and always makes time during an often demanding job for a laugh and a smile. Angela is an excellent mentor to the new members of the team and thoroughly deserves this award for her dedication, encouragement and self-leadership.

Their wins mean they will represent Scotland and Northern Ireland at the national final at Fortnum and Mason, London, on September 6, where national winners in each category will be decided by an independent panel of judges made up from media, the charity sector and the United Kingdom Homecare Association.
The awards ceremony recognises the outstanding contribution that carers, registered managers and team members make in improving the lives of Bluebird Care customers.

Peter said of his regional win:
I am delighted to have gained recognition for doing the job that I love. My day-to-day job is ever changing and I receive a huge amount of satisfaction from it, but it’s lovely to be recognised by my peers too.”
Angela Young said:
Although my days can be eventful, it’s worthwhile knowing that we can help make our customers feel valued. I already enjoy the work that I do and to be given an award for it feels great!”
Bluebird Care Chief Operating Officer Duncan Berry said:
Bluebird Care is privileged to have thousands of extraordinary people providing care and support to our customers every day. With so many brilliant nominations to choose from it has not been easy to select our regional winners. However, our regional winners were able to demonstrate truly exceptional qualities and commitment that saw them take their place in the national final. I want to congratulate all of our winners for their dedication to our customers and wish them good luck for the national final.”
The awards follow on from Bluebird Care’s Every Visit Counts campaign, launched in July. The campaign raises awareness of the devastating yet silent loneliness epidemic in Britain and highlights the key role that carers and care assistants can play through providing excellent care and companionship.