They are the quiet army, selflessly giving their time to care for and look after the welfare of others - whether it be for a loved one, friend or simply someone they know. Their willing efforts often go unnoticed except by those who rely on them heavily and appreciate their support so much. This help can often be at the expense of their own lives and freedom yet is given with no thought of thanks or acknowledgement. It is, they would simply believe, just what carers do. Yet this award plans to change all that. They are special treasures and we aim to celebrate their generosity and dedication, without which so many in our society would suffer.
THE Supported Living Team help adults with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible in their own flats at Le Grand Courtil, St Martin’s.
A total of 30 people work for the SLT, which is part of Health & Social Care, looking after 26 se
ALONA ZAKOLAPINA would be a worthy winner of the Carer of the Year award, according to Donna Reid.
ANNA BIRCH’S selfless kindness shines through according to her daughter, Hattie Birch.
Mrs Birch is the activity manager at the Russels Day Centre
GSPCA care assistant Beckie Bailey is one of the most caring individuals you could ever meet, according to her manager.
A SENIOR carer at Le Grand Courtil would be a worthy winner of the Carer of the Year award, according to a colleague.
Tracy Booth nominated Charmaine Gallienne for her outstanding and dedicated work.
EDDIE ROBINS has continued to provide support to residents, relatives and staff at Chateau du Village despite the fact that his wife is no longer there.
ART psychotherapist Ellen Spafford has been nominated as the Pride of Guernsey Carer of the Year award. She works with Guernsey Mind several days a week, at the PEH in the palliative care team and privately.
THE Guernsey Isolation Support Group was an inspiration to all during lockdown, according to Lynne Kendal-Falla.
Founded by Pat Jenner, in Mrs Kendal-Falla’s view it would be a worthy winner of the Pride of Guernsey Carer of the Year award.
NORTHSIDE VETERINARY CENTRE partner Jean-Paul Segers is one of the best, according to a pet owner.
Kelly Ogier said Mr Segers had delivered exceptional care to their beloved cats when each of them had been unwell or even when doing routine checks.
THE Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association manager, Julie Thompson, loves everyone who visits the centre, according to colleague Bryan Mauger.
MIKE HAWLEY has been volunteering with Age Concern for almost 30 years.
Son David said his father, now 86, had dedicated his time to organising transport and events for elderly people on the island.
GREENACRES manager Moira Boyd made an instant impression on Kathy Corbin when her husband went into the home.
THE Rev. Linda Le Vasseur, along with the Princess Elizabeth Hospital Chaplaincy Team, has been nominated for the Carer of the Year award.
‘Linda is the lead chaplain of a team who visit patients throughout the hospital but who are also there to suppo
PROJECT LINUS GUERNSEY is a charity that collects handmade security blankets and quilts and delivers them to local babies and children who need a hug.
Its nominator for the Carer of the Year award, Victoria Bebbington, said it was a tremendous support to
THE matron and staff at St John’s Residential Home provide excellent care for all, according to someone who is qualified to know.
Rosemary and Eric Mace have been residents there since October 2014.