Last Thursday, 17th of March, CT Skills was one of the proud sponsors of the Nottingham Post Carer of the Year awards.
Chelsea Toulson, who works at the Hazelgrove Care Home in Farleys Lane, Hucknall, was the winner of the New Professional Carer category sponsored by CT Skills.
Chelsea’s role requires her to make sure the 40 residents at the home, which provides residential, nursing and dementia care, get all their necessary food and drink requirements throughout the day.
Chelsea’s managers have been so impressed by her attitude to the job that they have applied for her to take NVQ training.
The New Professional Carer category recognises individuals who transfer existing skills, shown a good understanding of the role and have a thorough understanding of the caring professions.
Empathy, being quick to respond, willingness to learn and determination are key qualities of the award.
Registered manager at Hazelgrove Care Home Lorraine Poundall said Chelsea had been a breath of fresh air.
[su_quote]She’s brought exactly what I wanted from the role. She’s listened and taken on board everything we’ve said and makes food and nutrition exciting for the people who live here.[/su_quote]
Alex Ford, chief executive officer of CT Skills which sponsered the award, said:
[su_quote]We have been training care professionals for over 20 years and have never known the industry to face so many challenges. It takes compassion, courage and commitment to become a care worker and that’s why it’s an honour for CT Skills to sponsor the Carer of the Year Award 2016 for New Professionals.[/su_quote]
Read more about the Nottingham Post Carer awards here.
Source: The Nottingham Post