Double Accolade for Local Carers

Henry and Wendy from Home Instead
Henry and Wendy from Home Instead

Wendy Chard and Henry Wilson, from Home Instead Senior Care, have both been shortlisted as finalists for the East of England’s Great British Care Awards 2014, to be held at the Peterborough Arena in November.

The care awards celebrate excellence across the social care sector and pay tribute to individuals who have excelled in their work. Wendy, Client Services Manager at Home Instead, is up for the Front Line Leader Award, which is presented to a team leader who has shown a clear commitment to improving the delivery of care and support within their team.

Henry, a CAREGiver with Home Instead, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Home Care Worker Award, which recognises the significant role of the home carer in consistently providing a high quality of support for people living in their own homes.

Both Wendy and Henry were nominated for the awards by their manager, Joanna McCall, who is care manager for Ipswich office of Home Instead. Commenting on the pair, Joanna said, “Wendy and Henry could not be any more deserving of being shortlisted for these awards. Wendy joined the team a year ago from the Alzheimer’s Society, and carries out consultations with perspective clients. As a recent national survey has shown, the process of selecting a care provider is extremely stressful, and Wendy’s ability to put the family at ease and find solutions for them is extremely important.”

Joanna continued: “Henry is not your typical carer. Having been a proprietor for a local newsagent for 30 years, Henry went on to care for his late mother, who had dementia. This personal experience has helped him become an outstanding CAREGiver. He really has become part of the family for many of the clients he supports, giving them reassurance, confidence and friendship. Henry is a great example to the profession. We all wish them both good luck for the finals in November!”

An award-winning local company, Home Instead Senior Care is changing the way care is delivered. With visits lasting at least an hour, clients are visited by the same CAREGivers giving continuity and peace of mind.

Ipswich Outstanding Team
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home