Mears Carer, Michelle Whitney, has been named 'New Professional Carer’ in the Nottingham Post’s Carer of the Year Awards.
Michelle came into care just over two years ago, having previously worked in the childcare sector. She was keen to make the switch to working with older people, seeing it as an opportunity to improve people’s lives.
Michelle’s Manager entered her for the award because she has a particular ability to see service users as individuals and to deliver care which helps them to achieve their personal goals and outcomes. This is especially important for those who could otherwise feel they have lost control over aspects of their life
“Michelle is very dedicated and passionate about her role, which is evident in her day to day work,” said manager, Michelle Forbes. “She is always focused on making sure the people she cares for can remain independent and at home for as long as possible. She has had some outstanding feedback from family members.”
Michelle said: “I’m delighted to have won the award. Caring is such an important job and we should take opportunities to celebrate it. More than anything, I am motivated by the chance I have to bridge the gap between the rich who can sustain themselves in later life and the poor who often get very basic support. Doing what I do helps older people to live fulfilled and happy lives, whatever their circumstances."
Michelle’s win marks two years of success for Mears at the Nottingham Post’s Carer of the Year Awards.