Heacham care company triumphs in awards for second consecutive year

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Heacham’s Extra Hands is celebrating winning a Norfolk Care Award for the second year running.

At the second annual event held at Sprowston Manor on Thursday attended by 300 people, the business heard that it had won the award for Promoting Dignity and Respect in Everyday Life.

In addition Extra Hands was highly commended in the Motivational Leadership category as well.

The awards are held to demonstrate a wealth of dedication, inspiration and innovation in the care sector and were hosted by Radio 4’s Libby Purves. among those who attended were North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, care minister; David Prior, chairman of the Care Quality Commission; Martin Green, CEO of Care England; Dennis Bacon, chairman of Norfolk Independent Care; Harrold Bodmer, director of community services at Norfolk County Council; Michael Scott, CEO of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Andrea Sutcliffe, chief inspector of adult social care, Care Quality Commission.

Hazel Evans owner and director of Extra Hands said: “Dignity and Respect has always been a passion and in our heart in everything we do. We are very proud of all the staff that work for 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 requirement for the award was to show that all staff were aware of the importance of dignity and respect and actively engage in promoting these principles in every area of the work that they do.

Last year managing director Anita Walter won the care award for Motivational Leadership and the business also took home two highly commended awards.