Inspirational care worker wins leadership award

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A Clarriots Care employee has won the ‘Care Leadership’ award at the Lincolnshire Care Awards which took place last week.

A spokesman for the care provider said: “We are delighted for Lucy and proud that our hard work and commitment has been recognised at these prestigious awards.

“Everyone at Clarriots Care would like to congratulate Lucy on this fantastic achievement, we’re very proud of her achievements and we look forward to the future as we know she will continue to inspire greatness throughout the health and social care sector.”

Lucy described the evening as a “mind-blowing experience”, she said: “I couldn’t quite believe I had won at first with the competition I was up against, but I am truly grateful for this fantastic honour.

“I like to think that I perform my job to a high standard and contribute to the social care sector the best I can. To win an award for the job I do day in day out really does give you the knowledge and understanding that what you do does make a difference, and this will continue to inspire me to do the best job I can.”

Lucy has now been with Clarriots for two years and has made a big impact in that time with her views on how everyone in the social care sector can contribute to its on-going improvement.

A truly inspirational staff member Lucy has “Braved The Shave” for Macmillan Cancer research and is a regular spokeswoman here and in her spare time for the organisation Dementia Friends.”

Lucy first stepped into her caring career after being inspired by a personal experience. She said:

“My experience started when my grandad became ill. He quickly deteriorated with cancer and I provided support to my family members that cared for him, I remember wishing I could do more to help. This experience prompted me to apply for a part time Care Assistant job when I was able to and I found myself settling in very quickly and loving meeting new people and making a difference to their everyday lives.”

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