A director of a Shropshire care provider has won one of the top titles at an award ceremony to celebrate and showcase innovation and excellence in the not for profit care sector.
Bev Aldridge, who is is Operations Director and sits on the board in charge of Coverage Care’s 15 homes in the county, was named Board Member/Trustee of the Year in the 3rd Sector Care Awards.
It recognises someone who has made an “outstanding” contribution to their organisation and was judged by an independent panel of experts with experience in the care sector including representatives from the Royal Chelsea Hospital and Care Support.
TV presenter and Childline founder Esther Rantzen presented Bev, who beat off competition from hundreds of other nominees from organisations across the country to reach the final, with her award at a ceremony in London on December 3.
Carer Pauline Francis, who works at Barleyfield House in Shrewsbury, was shortlisted as a finalist in the Compassion award.
Bev, who lives in Telford, said she was “over the moon” to have won.
Bev said: “I am overwhelmed to have won, especially as I was up against very tough competition. I believe this illustrates what a priority Coverage Care as an organisation puts on compassion and quality in our delivery of care.”
David Coull, Coverage Care’s Chief Executive said: “I am thrilled that Bev has won, it was truly deserved. Bev is incredibly dedicated and committed to ensuring Coverage Care provides the highest standard of care and compassion to our residents.”
Coverage Care Services is Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider, run on a not-for-profit basis. The company cares for mainly older people in 15 homes across the county.
They are: Barclay Gardens, Chillcott Gardens, and Lightmoor View in Telford; Barleyfield House, Briarfields, Coton Hill House and Crowmoor House in Shrewsbury; New Fairholme, Oswestry; Farcroft, Wellington; Greenfields, Whitchurch; Innage Grange, Bridgnorth; Stone House, Bishops Castle; The Cottage Christian Nursing Home, Newport; Westlands, Wem; and Woodcroft in Market Drayton.
For more information on the 3rd Sector Care Awards, go to www.3rdsectorcareawards.co.uk