Team Swanton went out in force to support Station House star Julie Whitworth at this year’s National Care Awards.
Julie was a finalist in the Carer of the Year category and attended the glitzy ceremony at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Saturday 26th November.
CEO Andrew Dalton joined Julie and her colleagues for the evening of celebration, organised by The Caring Times.
Although Julie didn’t come home with a trophy, Andrew and the team were thrilled by her incredible achievement of making it to the final shortlist.
Andrew said: “It was fantastic to be there to support Julie on her big night – she is a credit to Swanton.
“What’s lovely about events like the National Care Awards is that it gives us a chance to celebrate those who go over and above in their day-to-day work.
“Julie is a dedicated, compassionate carer who makes a difference in the lives of the people she supports every day.
“At Swanton, we know how amazing she is, so it was lovely to have that recognised by our industry peers.”
Andrew has been working alongside Julie at Station House as part of Swanton’s ‘Godparent’ initiative.
The monthly sessions give senior leaders a chance to work on the floor in services alongside the teams.
Julie has been teaching him the ropes during his sessions at Station House, and Andrew says it’s no surprise she was singled out by the National Care Awards.
Andrew added: “Working with Julie has been terrific, and I feel like I’ve gained such valuable insight from seeing her with the people we support.
“The awards evening was a joyful experience for us all, and it was great to see social care work celebrated at such a lovely occasion.”