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5th December 2016
The search is on for the most outstanding carers in Northamptonshire – as well as those who go out of their way to help carers fulfil their demanding roles.
Nominations are being invited for the Northamptonshire Jane Roebuck Carers Awards, which recognise the great work of carers in the county.
Mark Major, Director of Northamptonshire Carers, said:
“We had a record number of nominations last year for the Carers Awards and that is testament to the recognition of how much of a difference that they can make to people’s lives.”
“The awards help acknowledge the vital role that carers play in helping the wellbeing of people across Northamptonshire and are an important platform to help raise the profile of the amazing work that carers do across the county.”
“The awards help acknowledge the vital role that carers play not only in supporting the people they care for but in their contribution to our society, these awards help to raise the profile of the amazing work that carers do across the county.”
“Carers are all very real people, who do something quite remarkable every day, in situations which last for many years. If you know someone who deserves recognition for the help, support, nuture and compassion that they provide, please nominate them.”
The awards, now in their seventh year, will be taking place at Barton Hall, Kettering on Wednesday 25th January 2017. Nominations are open until Monday 2nd January 2017.
The full list of categories are:
Young Carer of the Year 2016 (Under 18)
Carer of the Year 2016
Shining Star Award (A special person who goes that extra mile to support carers, such as in education, health, social care, or employment.)
Last year over 100 people attended the Jane Roebuck Carers Awards. The winners were:
Young Carer of the Year 2015: Eben Harpin, from Ringstead
Carer off the Year 2015: Micheal Howarth, from Northampton
Shining Star Award 2015: Rebecca Whiting, from Northampton.
Alternatively, forms can be downloaded, printed off and posted to Jit Parekh, Social Marketing Team, Northamptonshire Carers Award, NHS Arden & GEM CSU, St John’s House, 30 East Street, Leicester LE1 6NB.