British Caregiver Award Winner announced!
Revitalise, in partnership with the National Accident Helpline, is proud to announce the winner of the 2016 British Caregiver Award. The award recognised the incredible work of the UK’s army of 6.5 million unpaid carers, while recognising their incredible work.
After much consideration, the judges – including Revitalise CEO Chris Simmonds – choice as overall British Caregiver of the Year award winner is Barbara Prince, who is a full-time caregiver to her daughter Victoria. Barbara supports Victoria with every aspect of her day-to-day needs and hasn’t taken a break from her caring role for over 12 years. It gives Revitalise great pleasure to be able to provide Barbara and Victoria with a respite holiday at one of the charity’s three accessible centres as part of the prize.
The judges also decided to create two new award categories, The Accidental Carer Award and The Young Carer Award. Huge congratulations to Annie Bamforth, winner of The Accidental Carer Award and Sean Hurditt, winner of The Young Carer Award, who have also been offered a respite holiday as part of their prize.
The award was open to any adult in the UK who provides unpaid care for another adult, who has experienced a personal injury or acquired a disability that has led to them requiring care.
CEO Chris commented:
“We are proud to be partners with the National Accident Helpline on the ‘Accidental Carers’ campaign and the British Caregiver Award. Our own experience has taught us just how important it is to support unpaid carers, which is why both carers and those they care for are at the heart of all our work.
We are delighted to be able to provide a respite holiday for the three chosen winners – being a part of the judging process and reading everyone’s nominations made decision making incredibly difficult. Everyone who was put forward for the award were so richly deserving in their own way.”
You can find out more by visiting the National Accident Helpline’s website here.