Carmel Lawson, a Senior Carer at Hepworth House care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes, has been awarded the ‘Rising Star Award’ at the Ideal Care Awards 2022.
The Ideal Care Awards were created in 2019 to recognise, reward and pay tribute to staff at Ideal Carehomes who constantly go above and beyond in their roles.
After receiving over 1000 nominations across 14 categories, including Resident Outstanding Contribution, Care Team Member of the Year, and Beyond the Call of Duty, a panel of judges chose a group of finalists for each category.
Those finalists were invited to a ‘dress to impress’ gala dinner at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield, where the judges announced the winners of each award. The announcements were live streamed on the Ideal Care Awards Facebook page for the finalists’ friends, families, colleagues, and residents to watch.
After revealing that Carmel had won the ‘Rising Star Award’, the Ideal Care Awards judges praised Carmel for ‘being a great team player, supporting everyone in the home and being a friend to all’.
Carmel joined the team at Hepworth House when it opened in June 2021 as a Care Assistant, later progressing to Senior Carer. Carmel said,
‘The awards ceremony was amazing night! I got to meet so members of the Ideal Carehomes team that I have never met.
I can’t thank my Hepworth House family enough for the continued support. Once again thanks to everyone who nominated me for this award!’
Stacey Linn, the Managing Director at Ideal Carehomes, said, ‘Carmel cares immensely for her residents, and acts as a true role model for her colleagues. Carmel puts care at the heart of everything she does and has the acumen to drive her career forward. I have no doubt that Carmel is an Ideal Carehomes leader of the future – she’s one to watch.’
Hepworth House is a luxury residential and dementia care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes. Offering 24-hour, person-centred care and 66 stylish en-suite bedrooms, Hepworth House is proud to be a Top 20 Care Home in Yorkshire and the Humber on carehome.co.uk.
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