Nominate an unpaid carer for national award

DO you know someone who deserves recognition for being an unpaid carer?

Nominations are now being taken for the Unpaid Carer’s Award for The Great British Home Care Finals.

The Unpaid Carer’s Award is a special category for the Great British Care Awards, and will be given to an unpaid carer or former carer who, in the opinion of the judges, can demonstrate commitment and perseverance in helping to bring about better recognition and support for carers.

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This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate the dedication that carers show to their local community or society.

Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK said: “Good care services can change the lives of carers and the ill or disabled loved-ones they care for.

“Carer UK is proud to be the charity partner for the Carer’s Award as part of the Great British Care Awards.

“This award recognises the enormous contribution that carers make in bringing about improved recognition and support for carers in their local communities, as well as celebrating the services and individuals who make a real difference to families’ lives by delivering excellence in care.”

Nomination forms can be downloaded and submitted online at Closing date for entries is 14 May 2012.

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