The winners of the Daily Echo Proud to Care Awards 2021 in association with BCP Council have been announced.

We received hundreds of incredible nominations from across the conurbation for this years Proud to Care Awards which gave our readers a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to all of those individuals associated with care.

Angela Boyer from the Daily Echo who organised the event told us: “While it was incredibly difficult to choose from so many worthy entries there was one common thread among them all and that is the difference that a carer can make to someone’s life."

Many of the submissions highlighted the tireless work, sometimes unpaid being done in our local communities.

The awards were judged by Phil Hornsby, Director of Commissioning for People - BCP Council, Cllr Karen Rampton of BCP Council and Vincent Boni, Managing Director of Newsquest Dorset.

Pick up a copy of the Daily Echo on Thursday December 8 to see all the winners in full.

The 2021 Proud to Care Winners are:

  • Residential/Nursing Care Home of the Year – Primrose Lodge
  • Residential/Nursing Care Home Worker of the year – Paula Arteaga Rodriguez
  • Home Care Provider of the Year – Christchurch Care Home
  • Care Worker of the Year – Diane Fawdrey
  • Learning Disability and/or Autism Support Worker of the Year- Andrew Rhodes
  • Mental Health Services Award – Community Front Rooms (BCHA)
  • Excellence in Dementia Care – Debbie Muspratt
  • Palliative Care Worker of the Year – Kathy Lett
  • Family or Friend Carer of the Year – Brooke Crotty
  • Voluntary or Community Award – Wessex Cancer Trust
  • New Care Worker of the Year – Lucy Jenkins
  • Long Service Award – Volga Lyons
  • Special Recognition Award – Community Action Network

With thanks to BCP Council and our category sponsors for their support in producing this event.

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