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Buckinghamshire Carer Amy Collins wins Outstanding Carer award
30-year old Amy Collins a carer from Bucks based business Ashridge Home Care has been named Oustanding Carer 2018 at the prestigious Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Awards.
Announced on 5thOctober at a Gala dinner in Gerrards Cross, the 2018 Outstanding Carer Award recognises the exceptional work of individuals in the care sector in the UK.
Amy received the most nominations as a carer who put clients at the forefront of all she did going beyond the call of duty when delivering good dedicated care to all her clients. The award and a £500 cash prize was proudly accepted from celebrity guest actress Aimi Macdonald by Amy’s mum Christina Graham.
One of three finalists, Amy has worked for Ashridge Home Care for two years and is responsible for providing care to clients in their own home. She has taken a lead role caring for one lady, providing companionship and care services.
Director of Ashridge Home Care, Trudi Scrivener nominated Amy and said: “If the world had more Amy’s it would be a better place. Amy gets paid for caring but if she didn’t I get the feeling she’d still do it! She goes above and beyond and for instance always makes sure she knows her clients birthdays and will never forget. It doesn’t matter that she might hear the same story over and over again, she’ll always take time to listen as if it’s the first time she’s heard it.”
Amy is a strong advocate for caring for people in their own home and avoiding the need for people to be placed unnecessarily in residential care homes.
Amy explains: “I love my job, caring for people and making a difference means the world to me, so it’s an honour to be recognised for my work. I have met many amazing people and count myself lucky to be a part of their lives. What we do is hugely important and I believe the people we care for deserve the upmost respect, care, dignity and companionship. I am grateful to Ashridge Home Care who have supported me fully - I am proud to work for a good, honest family run business who have such outstanding values when it comes to care.”
Ashridge Home Care have over 30 years’ experience in home care and dementia care services. Drawing on their experience both professionally and personally, they provide expert care for families specific live-in care needs.
Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was founded over five years ago to champion and rally support for safety monitoring to be made mandatory in communal areas in all dementia care homes across the UK.
To view the full list of nominees visit: https://www.carecampaignforthevulnerable.com/news/661/care-campaign-for-the-vulnerable-attends-evening-gala-hosted-and-organ/.