Nominations are now open for the Pride in Our Carers Awards 2019

15th March 2019

In June, Carers Week sees the return of Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk’s annual Pride in Our Carers Awards, celebrating the valued work of family carers and the people and organisations that support them.

Now is your chance to show your thanks, so they get the recognition they deserve by nominating those you think should win and by encouraging others to do the same.

Peterborough Regional College (PRC) were 2018 winners of the most Carer Friendly School/College, thanks to their Young Carers Ambassadors Christine and Ashleigh. They said it was such a proud moment for themselves and the college. They had worked so hard to inform the students, staff and visitors about the role of a young carer and what support is available at the college. Penny Langley who works at the PRC and worked closely with the Ambassadors said ‘Christine was not very confident until she took on this role and it was such a privilege to see her blossom and grow from the role and she is still working with Young Carers at Northampton’.

Award nominations are now open and there are nine categories that people can enter ranging from ‘Carer of the Year’ to ‘Carer Friendly Employer’ – or maybe you can think of someone who deserves the ‘Special Recognition’ Award?

Last year saw Norfolk really well represented with both finalists and winners, which were:
– Carer Friendly Voluntary Sector – Winner – Emma Kandjou (West Norfolk Carers)
– Carer Friendly Health Organisation – Finalist – Catherine Knox
– Young Carer of the Year – Winner – James (Norfolk YC Forum & Wymondham Young Carers)
– Carer Friendly Employer – Finalist – NOVA Training

It would be really great if we could have even more nominations from Norfolk this year to highlight the range of great work being done for carers of all ages across the county.

How do I nominate?

You can nominate a person or organisation to receive an award by completing the nomination form and sending it to us at or for the attention of the Engagement team at Carers Trust CPN, 4 Meadow Park, Meadow Lane, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 4LG.

Please choose the most relevant category to make your nomination. There is no limit on how many nominations you are able to make.

All entries must be received by 5pm on Monday 15th April 2019.

Please take time to nominate and encourage clients/ organisations you work alongside to do the same, and help make caring easier.

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