Gill, who has worked at Westholme Residential and Nursing Home in Winchester for four years, scooped The Care Home Worker accolade for the South East Region at the Great British Care Awards.
She was considered by the judges to be “an inspirational individual who is very passionate about dignity for the people she cares for” and will now go through to the national finals of the Great British Care Awards in Birmingham in Spring 2018.
Gill said: “I really enjoy working at Westholme as part of the team and I love the hands on caring for residents. It is lovely to be able to hear their amazing stories about their past lives and it is a real privilege to look after them.”
Councillor Liz Fairhurst, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “I am so proud of the carers who work in our residential and nursing homes and Gill’s achievement is testament to their dedication and commitment. They do a fantastic job in looking after the many vulnerable people in our care and Gill typifies everything that is good about those who choose to care as a profession.”
The Great South East Care Awards are part of a series of nine regional awards celebrating excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards is to promote best practice within both home care and care homes sectors, and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.