A carer based at Accrington’s Springhill Care Home has been named among the region’s best at the North West finals of the Great British Care Awards.
Donna Greenhalgh won the regional title in The Dementia Carer Award category at a ceremony held at the weekend in Manchester, and will now go on to take part in the national finals of the awards next March.
Along with Donna’s award win, the Springhill Care Group itself won the award for Care Employer of the Year.
In total, Springhill Care Group was shortlisted for more than 10 awards. As well as the care employer award, Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale was shortlisted in seven categories and Springhill Care Home in Accrington for a further six.
Meanwhile, staff at Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol were finalists in several categories of the South West finals of the same awards and won two – The Dignity in Care Award and Dementia Carer Award.
Donna Briggs, Managing Director of the Springhill Care Group, said: “It was an amazing event celebrating excellence in social care, and we were delighted to be recognised as not only a great employer, but for the great work of our staff.
“Donna’s award win means we now have two regional winners in the category of Dementia Carer which illustrates how Springhill Care Group is truly leading the way in terms of quality care in this