Heacham’s Extra Hands gain another victory in prestigious county care awards

Extra Hands celebrate at the Norfolk Care Awards. Pictured, from left, are Debra Stephenson, Justin Mayes, Jo Tier, Hazel Evans, Anita Walter, 
Nina Tye, Tanya Wilson, Lynda Hilliard, Sue Frammingham and Nina Stephen..
Extra Hands celebrate at the Norfolk Care Awards. Pictured, from left, are Debra Stephenson, Justin Mayes, Jo Tier, Hazel Evans, Anita Walter, Nina Tye, Tanya Wilson, Lynda Hilliard, Sue Frammingham and Nina Stephen..

Extra Hands based at Heacham has triumphed for the third time in four years at the prestigious Norfolk Care Awards.

The awards are held to demonstrate dedication, inspiration and innovation in the care sector were held at Sprowston Manor on February 23, hosted by actress Debra Stephenson.

Among those who attended were North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb who said: “It really is important to celebrate the brilliant care, and the commitment and dedication you all show.”

BBC Radio Norfolk’s Nick Conrad, Catherine Underwood Director of Commissioning Community Health and Social Care NHS Norfolk/Norfolk County Council and James Bullion, Executive Director of Adult Social Services at Norfolk County Council were also in attendance.

Extra Hands won the award for Delivering Excellence Through Learning and Development and was also highly commended in the Promoting Dignity and Respect In Everyday Life category.

Hazel and David Evans, owners and directors of Extra Hands said: “As a company we place great importance in the high level of continual training we provide for our staff. This award is recognition of our commitment to maintain the excellent levels of training provided. Our training officer Justin Mayes is a very worthy winner of this award as his dedication to his role is second to none. As the company celebrates 24 years of providing care across Norfolk this year, we are understandably very proud of all the staff that work at Extra Hands, especially the care staff who promote dignity and respect every day in the workplace. As a company we are always striving to raise the status of home care to show the world that social care is a wonderful profession to be in”

The award is presented to an organisation who is committed to supporting their workers to deliver excellent care and support and who are able to demonstrate that they understand the key role that learning and development plays in preparing workers to deliver excellence.

Extra Hands is currently recruiting for new members to join our award winning team. anyone interested should call on 01485 570611 or visit the website at www.extrahandshomecarenorfolk.co.uk