Do you know a carer who deserves an award?

Nominations are being accepted for the Northamptonshire Carers Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the Northamptonshire Carers Awards

Do you know someone who devotes their time to looking after someone else and deserves an award?

Nominations are now being accepted for the Northamptonshire Carers Awards 2013 – the annual awards ceremony which recognises the great work of carers in the county.

Mark Major, director of Northamptonshire Carers, said “These awards give us all such a valuable chance to recognise the immense contribution of the county’s unpaid carers.

“Caring situations can last for many years and the selflessness and dedication of carers is something of which we should all be proud and celebrate.

“The awards allow us to hear real stories of real people within our communities, who do something quite remarkable every day.”

Alison Fursey, winner of Carer of the Year 2012 said “It was a real pleasure to be part of an event that recognises carers and meet other carers too. Carers often go unnoticed and the Awards are a wonderful way of celebrating the county’s carers and the work they do for others.”

This year the awards, now in their fourth year, will be taking place at Rushton Hall on Wednesday, January 29, next year.

The ceremony will celebrate carers of all ages from around the county in the following categories:

• Young Carer of the Year 2013 (Under 18)

• Carer of the Year 2013

• Best GP Practice supporting Carers

• Best School supporting Young Carers

• Best School Staff Individual supporting Young Carers

This year there is a new category ‘Best School Staff Individual supporting Young Carers’ which recognises school staff that have been particularly supportive of young carers.

To submit your nominations, complete an online form at www.wholooksafteryou.co.uk.

Alternatively, forms can be downloaded, printed off and posted to: Jit Parekh, Social Marketing Manager, Northamptonshire Carers Award NHS GEM CSU, St Johns House, 30 East Street, Leicester LE1 6NB.

Or email the completed form to: carers.awards@gemcsu.nhs.uk.

Nominations are welcome until January 3, 2014.

If local companies /organisations would like to donate any prizes towards the cares awards then contact carers.awards@gemcsu.nhs.uk