Carer Charlotte was runner up in awards

Manager Dawn Davies with runner upC harlotte Medley and the winner Ruth Jauncey, along with sponsor Gordeon Tulley of Respect Green Burial Parks.
Manager Dawn Davies with runner upC harlotte Medley and the winner Ruth Jauncey, along with sponsor Gordeon Tulley of Respect Green Burial Parks.

Charlotte Medley was praised for her understanding care and listening ear but was narrowly pipped to the winning title by Ulceby woman Ruth Jauncey.

Both were finalists from 35 nominees across North Lincolnshire, whose names were put forward by members of the public.

Ruth and Charlotte both work as personal support assistants/careworkers for the Carers’ Support Centre in Brigg. Charlotte covers the North Scunthorpe area.

Ruth said: “I am honoured to have won and delighted to be part of a winning team who make a positive contribution to social care.

“It’s great to generate some positive recognition when, so often, we only hear bad things in the news.”

Respect, the awards sponsor, is to treat Ruth and Charlotte to a special day out at Blyton race circuit in April.

Respect said the aim of the awards was to give those being cared for the chance to vote for the most dedicated personal support carers looking after them in their own homes.

Spokesman Gordon Tulley said: “We launched this awards programme to highlight the great support and work these individual carers contribute to help make life less stressful for the families, centred on those needing care, as these care workers deserve to be recognised.”

Hillary Kitchen, project development manager at the Carers’ Support Centre in Redcombe Lane based in Brigg, said she was absolutely delighted with the response.

She added: “All the personal support assistants team work tirelessly and its very rewarding to see our team member honoured in this way.”