Left: Dawn Palmer (centre) with the BBC’s Chris Vacher and Clare Steel, Head of Adult Social Services, Somerset County Council, who sponsored the award.
Right: The award finalists.
Care South’s Dawn Palmer has won the title of Outstanding Manager in the 2010 Care Awards for Somerset.
Dawn, who is the Domiciliary Care Manager at the company’s Somerset office, was presented with her award at a gala event in Taunton by the BBC’s Chris Vacher who hosted the evening.
“It is a great honour. I feel privileged to have been nominated and supported by such a great team,” says Dawn who has worked for the company for 16 years. “Being shortlisted was a complete surprise to me, but to win the award was almost overwhelming!”
Finalists for the twelve awards were selected from over 200 nominations from health and social care organisations. The event, which champions excellence in all aspects of social care, was organised by Care Focus Somerset.
Susan Willoughby, Chief Executive of Care South, said: “We are delighted for Dawn and this award is richly deserved. With something like 15,000 people employed in a social care setting in Somerset alone, this is certainly an acclaim to be proud of.”
Poole-based Care South provides high quality residential and home care across the south of England.