Delight for town carer at regional ceremony

A SCARBOROUGH carer is celebrating after scooping a top regional award.

Jean Smith, who works at St Cecilia’s Care Services, based in Stepney Road, picked up the Care Home Worker category honour at the recent Great Yorkshire and Humberside Care Awards, in York.

Judges in the competition were thrilled with her commitment and drive to help others, which they said stood her apart from fellow nominees.

They added: “Jean impressed us with her passion, her warmth, her definition of dementia as a new chapter and her emphasis on the word care.

“Her insight into a person with dementia’s world, her respect for their home and literally going the extra mile make her a worthy winner.”

The Great Yorkshire and Humberside Care Awards, are part of the Great British Care Awards which celebrate excellence in social care. 

More than 20 separate award winners were crowned on the night, who will be invited to the national finals in May and June next year.

The ceremonies will take place in London.