Home Instead celebrates the best in care

In celebration of Professional Care Workers Day (4th September), Home Instead is thrilled to announce its five ‘CAREGiver of the Year 2019’ finalists; outstanding individuals who provide award winning home care for their clients every single day. 

For more than 10 years, Home Instead has selected one of its 9,000 professional CAREGivers for the prestigious annual award – identifying a CAREGiver who demonstrates extraordinary compassion and care toward his/her clients.

The ‘CAREGiver of the Year’ winner is announced at a black-tie gala dinner at Home Instead’s two day annual conference, which will be attended by more than 1,600 delegates this year. 

Who are the finalists?

The 2019 finalists come from all corners of the UK –  Dara Gladwin from Basildon, Sophia Reid from Croydon, Jo Blackmore from Exeter, Edward Stoker from South East Northumberland, and Sam Cook from Windsor. 

Although each of the finalists has a unique story, the golden thread that unites them all is the extraordinary level of care and compassion demonstrated towards their clients. 

"‘CAREGiver of the Year’ is the highest accolade for a Home Instead CAREGiver," said Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead. "We are so lucky to work with amazing CAREGivers who truly live and breathe our mission of enhancing the lives of ageing adults and their families."

He continued, “Dara, Sophia, Jo, Edward and Sam are shining examples of the difference a professional CAREGiver can make. In reading their nomination forms, I was so impressed with their patience, persistence, creativity and passion for helping their clients to live their best lives, regardless of the obstacles they faced. No matter who takes home the prize at the gala dinner in November, they are all winners in our eyes and everyone at Home Instead is immensely proud of them.

“We are committed to being the employer of choice in the care sector and it is right and proper that we should celebrate our CAREGivers in this way."

Home Instead CAREGivers help individuals remain independent for as long as possible in the comfort of their own homes as they age, providing companionship and services ranging from meal preparation to personal care and dementia care.