Finalist In The Great British Care Awards!

Published: 22/05/2019

It's award season here at Bluebird Care Gravesham & Dartford and we are incredibly proud of Care Assistant Claire, who has been nominated as a finalist in the Great British Care Awards! Claire has been nominated as Home Care Worker Of The Year for the South East of England and is one of only eight finalists for the category!

It's award season here at Bluebird Care Gravesham & Dartford and we are incredibly proud of Care Assistant Claire, who has been nominated as a finalist in the Great British Care Awards!

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector.


Claire has been nominated as Home Care Worker Of The Year for the South East of England and is one of only eight finalists for the category!

She was nominated due to her amazing commitment to the role as demonstrated by her offering to come in on her day off when one of her customers was poorly, however refusing to go into hospital.

Claire asked if she could visit the customer, persuaded her to go to hospital and sat with her until the ambulance came and took her into hospital.

The customer was subsequently diagnosed with heart failure and would have died if Claire had not visited and persuaded her to go to hospital.

Claire refused all offers of payment for this additional work as she felt that it was simply the right thing to do to offer support.

We recently took a trip down to Brighton Racecourse, where the final round of judging was held and will find out the winners at the Gala Dinner on 3rd November.

Claire explained:
I absolutely love my job as a Care Assistant and would never want to do anything else! I find it so inspiring being able to not only support people living in their own homes, but play a part in their life.

The support that I receive from the Bluebird Care team is excellent and they have inspired me to be a great carer!

I could not believe that I was nominated for this award. I did not even think about needing recognition when visiting my customer; I simply did what I felt was right.
Care Manager Denise said:
We are all so proud of Claire for getting to the final round of this prestigious award. There are literally thousands of Home Care Assistants in the South East, so to be one of eight is something to be proud of!

I would like to wish Claire all the best in the final round of judging and look forward to hearing the result in November.

‚ÄčThank you Claire for everything that you do!