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Alison Fursey, Carer of the Year 2012

Alison Fursey, Carer of the Year 2012

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People are being asked to make nominations for the Northamptonshire Jane Roebuck Carers Awards 2013.

The awards recognise the hard work and dedication of hundreds of carers all over 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, 2014.

The ceremony will celebrate carers of all ages from around the county.

The categories are young carer of the year (under 18), carer of the year, best GP practice supporting carers, best school supporting young carers and best school staff (individual) supporting young carers, a new award this year.

To submit a nomination, please 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.

Completed forms can also be emailed to carers.awards@gemcsu.nhs.uk

The deadline for nominations is January 3, 2014.

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