Local Care Newcomer Wins at Great British Care Awards


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Local Care Newcomer Wins at Great British Care Awards

Roksana Drzewick, a Community Support Worker at Belong at Home Newcastle-under-Lyme, who embarked on her career in care just six months ago, has been recognised for the impact she has made on people’s lives in a short space of time, winning the Newcomer of the Year award at the recent West Midlands heat of the Great British Care Awards 2023.

Naturally compassionate, she made the decision to switch from office work after being inspired by the rewarding nature of caring for her grandmother, who lived with dementia, as well as her voluntary work at a local food bank. Since joining the team in April, Roksana has received nothing but excellent feedback from customers and colleagues, the latter describing her as: “a great team player, who, in a short space of time, has proven her value to the care sector”.

The judges commented: “Roksana only joined the care sector in April, and the judges were incredibly impressed by her passion for the role and her ability to put her clients first. She gave excellent examples of the support she had given. Social care is lucky to have her!”
The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK acknowledging the dedication and professionalism of those working in the care sector.

Winners from the regional finals advance to the national awards. The winners were chosen amidst tough competition for their exceptional work and their positive impact on customers’ lives, following a rigorous assessment process, including an interview with a panel of independent judges. Commenting on the win, Andrew Shield, Business Manager at Belong at Home, said: “We’re delighted that Roksana has received this recognition for her exceptionally caring nature. She has quickly become an asset to our home care team in Newcastle-under-Lyme and colleagues were keen to put her forward for this prestigious award. We’re delighted that Roksana has found a calling in care and confident that she has a very successful and fulfilling career ahead of her.” Colleagues from the Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme, were also shortlisted for the Ancillary Worker Award, the Putting People First/Personalisation Award and the Palliative Carer Award at the event.

Pictured: Roksana receives her awards from host Steve Walls

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