Appreciating some real life heroes

In home by Local Care Force

 Jo Lister: Everyday Hero Support Worker

The Judges were impressed by the work Jo and her team have done to support a group of cancer patients that don’t require hospice care. The outreach team gives these patients something to look forward to each week and the opportunity to socialise with others on similar journeys.

This is what Jo had to say about her win:

“I am completely blown away to have been recognised for this award. It is a win for our entire team at Outreach, and it is lovely that the work we do is appreciated. We all work extremely hard to make Outreach enjoyable and to try and keep it fresh for all our patients. We are a close team and really enjoy working together. Working in healthcare is very rewarding and also challenging at times. People always think that the hospice is a sad place when actually it is far from it, we are very lucky to be working with palliative patients and to be involved with them and their families. I love my job and am passionate about what I do.”

Suraya Alvi: Everyday Hero Care Worker

The judges choose Suraya as the winner of the Carer category as they felt, in her role as a home care worker for older people, she is an inspiration – someone who truly strives to build a solid relationship with all of her clients giving them 100% of herself!

This is what Suraya had to say about her win:

“I am absolutely astounded, winning this award fills me with the most enormous pride – I have had a difficult few years and would never have thought this possible. Care workers are often disregarded and our achievements are not really noticed, but I, along with my colleagues at ‘Home Instead’ and other caregivers out there, do an amazing, rewarding job for those whose lives have altered and who may not be able to live as independently as they once did. Being able to provide support and care, whilst encouraging and promoting independence is what this job is about and I love it.”

Sadie Smith: Everyday Hero Nurse 

Sadie impressed the Judges with the close bond she built with the family who nominated her, making herself available to them whenever they needed her and consistently going above and beyond what was expected of her. She demonstrated a genuinely caring nature whilst remaining positive, whatever the situation.