Staff at a care service based in Accrington have won a top national award for the quality of their work.
Stephen Penketh, Registered Manager, and Vici Beardsworth, Operations Manager, at Affinity Supporting People, have jointly been named winners of the Special Needs Manager award by the National Care Awards.
Affinity is a not-for-profit company providing ‘supported living’ care services for young people with learning disabilities, part of the Accrington-based Springhill Care Group. The duo were picked as winners from among the top care organisations and businesses in the country.
The National Care Awards, now in its 14th year, is one of the social care sector’s premier award ceremonies, run by trade magazine Caring Times. This year’s event took place at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, featuring TV and radio host Roy Walker, and 600 guests.
Ken Nolan, Chairman of Springhill Care Group, said: “This was a great result for the team and a wonderful testimony to the quality of our managers. “We were picked above much larger care providers, and we are particularly proud to be bringing these awards back to the North West."