Amazing Coventry care worker named best in her whole company

Katie Atkinson
Katie Atkinson -Credit:Supplied

A care worker beat national competition to be named the best in her company. Katie Atkinson, deputy manager at Herald Lodge in Coventry, won care team member of the year at provider Ideal Carehomes’s annual awards.

The company runs a total of 36 homes and had received more than 1,000 nominations across seven categories. Judges said Katie was 'always going that extra mile for residents and colleagues' and was the one person in the team 'who is always looking out for others'.

Katie said: "I am absolutely over the moon; it feels so good to receive recognition for the work that I do. "I wouldn’t be able to do the job that I do without our wonderful team here at Herald Lodge.

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"The team have made me the carer I am today so a special thanks to them all. Each day is such a privilege to be able to care for remarkable individuals." Katie received the award at a ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the East Midlands.

It was hosted by actor Shaun Williamson, best known for playing Barry in Eastenders. Gemma Pearcey, manager at Herald Lodge, on Canley Road, said: "I feel so privileged to have Katie as part of our team.

"For Katie nothing is ever too much trouble and the relationships she has formed with residents and family members as well as colleagues is second to none."

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