Chatteris-based care charity win second award in two years.

Staff Excllence award

Staff Excllence award - Credit: Archant

A care charity which helps older people remain independent at home has earnt his second award for excellence in two years.

Chatteris-based Care Network, which serves communities across Cambridgeshire, has won another award to add to a GSK Impact award they won last year.

The Help at Home service won Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust staff excellent awards in the Charity of the Year category.

“We were thrilled to receive this award on behalf of all our staff and volunteers,” said Hilary Johnys ,Direct Services Manager.

“It’s a recognition of the work they do to help people remain out of hospital, keep well and maintain their independence.”

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Care Network’s Help at Home service in Huntingdonshire and Fenland was nominated by Jackie Walker, a community matron.

She said: “I am so delighted for this magnificent achievement, the service really do deserve this wonderful award in recognition of all their great work each and every day.

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“It was a pleasure to nominate them and be able to share in the success.”

The Help at Home service offers free practical and emotional volunteer support for people who are returning home from hospital or unwell at home.

Volunteers are always needed in this busy service.

Hilary added: “We have seen a 40 per cent rise in Help at Home so far this year and with winter coming we will be needing more volunteers, from all parts of the county, who are willing to visit people at home.

“We know from our volunteers it’s very rewarding and as its short term - usually up to 3 weeks - they can fit it around their other lives.”

If you would like to help then contact 01954 211875 for more information.

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