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Care stars collect Oscars

Care workers are celebrating their “Oscars” for their dedication across West Sussex.

They took centre stage at the West Sussex Care Accolades ceremony.

The awards by West Sussex County Council recognise the hard work and dedication of people working in a wide variety of jobs in adult social care including dementia care and caring for people in their own homes. 

One care worker, Barbara Fletcher of Oak Lodge Nursing Home in Burgess Hill, was described as an “inspiration” and won the Unsung Hero Award and was described as an “inspiration”. 

The awards, now in their sixth year, are organised by West Sussex Partners in Care and are supported by West Sussex County Council.

Peter Catchpole, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for adults social care and health, said: “It was a privilege to meet care workers at the awards. It is really important to recognise great care. I am sure I speak on behalf of the county when I say to all care workers that the role they do is hugely appreciated by all of us.” 

Chairman of West Sussex Partners in Care Rosemary Pavoni said: “Once again we had a tough job as the standard of entries was so high. In fact we had two winners in one of the categories! Congratulations to everyone who won and was nominated.” 

Pictured are winners and runners up of the 2015 West Sussex Care Accolades with Peter Catchpole, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet and Rosemary Pavoni. 

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