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Helping Hands carer wins ‘Care Worker of the Year’

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Posted on 5th December 2012.

Another award for the national live-in care provider

Less than two weeks after its Dementia Team Leader won National Dementia Personality of the Year, Helping Hands, one of the country’s leading live-in care specialists,  is celebrating again; this time as one its most experienced carers, Winsome Furness, wins Care Worker of the Year at the Hertfordshire Care Awards 2012.


Winsome, who works as a live-in carer providing one-to-one care for a Hertfordshire woman with Motor Neurone disease, was judged by a panel of experts to have demonstrated exceptional ability, knowledge, skill and commitment to her work; whilst maintaining at all times her compassion, her sense of humour and her focus on the dignity of lady she cares for.

Commenting on the recent awards, Tim Lee, Helping Hands CEO congratulated both Winsome and Jayne Vale, winner of the National Dementia Personality of the Year in November, on their success, “I’m thrilled by the recent accolades that Winsome and Jayne have received, they are both exceptional at what that they do and we are extremely proud of them both.    I am thrilled, but not at all surprised; Helping Hands is a family business built on family values and every day the work of our incredible, dedicated and compassionate carers makes a real difference to people’s lives across the country. It is a privilege for me to work with such a remarkable group of people.”

Founded in Warwickshire in 1989, Helping Hands currently supports over 1,000 people across England and Wales and has gained an enviable reputation as the country’s live-in care specialists.

Live-in care is an established, full-time care at home service which allows people to stay at home in familiar and relaxed surroundings with an incomparable level of one-to-one care and support. Embracing personal care, housekeeping and companionship it is a direct alternative to residential care which empowers those requiring support to maintain their independence and retain control of their own lives.

Sally Tomkotowicz