Bluebird Care staff vote Nina Sibenik Carer of the Year

Her positive, can-do nature secured live-in care professional Nina Sibenik the coveted Carer of the Year Award from Bluebird Care.

22/05/2019

Her positive, can-do nature secured live-in care professional Nina Sibenik the coveted Carer of the Year Award from Bluebird Care.

Her positive, can-do nature secured live-in care professional Nina Sibenik the coveted Carer of the Year Award from Bluebird Care.

Nina left her family to come to the UK a year and a half ago to work as a carer. She said: “I was very surprised to have won the award because Bluebird Care has so many amazing carers but I was honoured and proud when I heard. When I see my clients happy and smiling that is all the reward I need. I care for my customers as if they are my Mum – that’s the only way I can do the job and it is incredibly rewarding. “

Bluebird Care director Anne Inglis said: “Congratulations to Nina on this fantastic achievement. We have so many dedicated, compassionate and professional care staff that the competition for this award is so strong. Nina is dedicated, responsible, is always flexible and willing to help out when schedules are under pressure.

“But, equally important is that she is very popular with her colleagues and customers alike, is always smiling, caring and compassionate, and makes a positive difference to her customers’ lives every single day with her professional behaviour and mature ‘can do’ attitude.”

Nina secured the title after a secret ballot among her colleagues, including care manager Nicky Beadle, who was in America at the time. It was a far cry from tougher times when Nina found herself without work back home.

She said: “I lost my job and with two sons at university I needed to find work to help them continue their studies or one of them would have needed to defer a year. Before I started with Bluebird Care, I wasn’t sure if I could do the job to the high standards they require, but I absolutely love it – and the people I care for are lovely so it makes it all worthwhile.”