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National joy for passionate carer

Posted onPosted on 9th Apr

The deputy manager of a Mansfield care home has won national recognition for her desire to positively impact the lives of people.

Lucy Shaw, of the Woodleigh Christian Care Home, received the Care Assessor / Planner Award at The Great British Care Awards.

It reflected her achievements as a care co-ordinator at Baily House Care Home, Mansfield. In November she was promoted to deputy manager at nearby Woodleigh.

The awards are a celebration of excellence across the care sector and Lucy’s accolade goes to the person who can best demonstrate the vital role that assessments and agreed care plans play in ensuring the personal needs and choices of each individual are properly met.

Judges said: “Lucy exuded passion, professionalism, and enthusiasm, driven by a desire to positively impact those under her care. While she displayed a strong knowledge base, she remained humble on her learning journey, proud of the team’s achievements, including innovative assessment methods.

“Her compassion and commitment to ongoing improvement make her a valuable asset to our sector.”

Lucy said she was delighted that the judges recognised her passion for the job.

“I absolutely love working in care as I know that we make a real and important difference to the lives of the people we look after,” she added.

“It is a true privilege to care for some of our most vulnerable people and I, and the wonderful team I work alongside, ensure we do it to the best of our ability every day.”

Ashleigh Baird, care home manager at Woodleigh Care Home said: “We are proud of Lucy. It is well-deserved recognition for all her hard work and dedication to continually deliver the best, personalised care for every person.”

Lucy Shaw, who has worked in care for more than 15 years, is pictured with her award.