Local Mill Hill lady, Anthia Evangelou, a caregiver working for the Barnet office of national at-home care company, Home Instead, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Home Care Worker Award at the Great London Care Awards 2010 taking place on 14th October. Anthia was nominated for the award by her boss, Dale Bevington.
Anthia has demonstrated just why she became such a worthy finalist in a number of ways.
One of Anthia's successes is the help and support she has provided to a North London client, Michael Tatton who suffered from a stroke. His ambition was to walk down the aisle at his daughter's wedding. With Anthia's encouragement and support from Michael's wife Alison, combined with Michael's determination to succeed, Michael accomplished his mission.
Commenting on Anthia's achievement in making it through to the shortlisted finalists, Dale said 'For us a caregiver is a person who is empathetic, supportive, friendly, dedicated, alert to a client's changing needs and does those little things that make a difference. Anthia Evangelou is that kind of person.'
He continued 'During the winter storms this year Anthia did not miss any clients visit and on her way home would, of her own accord, visit clients to make sure their heating was turned on. Her sensitivity, respect for each person as an individual, and sense of humour has made a real difference and has become our model of the ideal caregiver.'
The Great London Care Awards are part of the Great British Care Awards - a series of regional care awards throughout the UK. The awards are a celebration of excellence across the care sector, promoting best practice within both the home care and care homes sectors and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.
Home Instead is rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK's leading care companies. Their unique service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship to personal care, meal preparation, housekeeping, post-discharge care, specialist assistance with dementia and Alzheimer's care, medication reminders, and shopping. The service allows people to remain at home and lead a relatively independent life and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.