Proud to be Great British Care Awards (South West) finalists

Published: Tuesday 24th November 2020

We are over the moon to have two Agincare finalists in the 2020 Great British Care South West Awards.

Shortlisted for the Home Care Registered Manager Award

Gabby Duval, who leads our Bristol home care team, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Home Care Registered Manager Award.

Agincare Bristol home care team manager
Gabby Duval, who leads the Bristol home care team

The judges will be looking for a manager who shows vision in developing person-centred care and supporting staff to meet the ever-changing needs of service users.

Gabby was nominated by Vicky Duke, who is the care co-ordinator at our Bristol home care office:

Gabby has made such an amazing difference to the branch since she came back from maternity leave. She is a pleasure to work with, developing a strong team of care workers and office staff who continue to battle through the pandemic we are all facing. She constantly puts others before herself and I feel that it’s time her hard work was truly appreciated.

Gaby’s team of 63 support staff and care workers deliver home care to more than 150 people across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, including at a local prison. The care team provides support to clients as many times a day or a week as they need. Support ranges from personal care through to companionship, getting the shopping in, housekeeping, and making sure clients are taking their medication at the right time.

Shortlisted for the Care Team Award

The South Devon end of life care team, led by Loredana Sima, has been shortlisted for the Care Team Award. In this category, the judges will be looking for the team which best demonstrates a shared vision and agreed goals, with a commitment to dignity and privacy for clients.

Loredana Sima, who manages the South Devon end of life care team

Commissioned by the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, this dedicated team of care workers supports fast-track end of life patients to spend their final days in their own homes. Sometimes team members will drive for over an hour between visits, often to very rural areas. Team members stay for as long as they need to, ensuring no-one dies alone.

The end of life team was nominated by our Live-in Care Projects Operations Manager Sara Moncrieff:

End of life care is deeply rewarding, but physically and mentally challenging. Since July 2019 this very small team of five has supported 110 patients and their families. Every member of the team is a special human being.

Dedication and outstanding support

Agincare CEO, Raina Summerson, said:

It’s great to have team members from across Agincare recognised for their dedication and outstanding support to their clients and colleagues, especially at the current time. We’re incredibly proud of Gabby, Loredana and the end of life team, and all the Agincare heroes who inspire us every day.

Gabby and Loredana will both face a virtual panel of Great British Care Awards judges on 2 December. The winners of the South West awards will be announced next April.