Fraserburgh care worker wins national award

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A Fraserburgh care home worker has won a national award at an annual event that recognises the best in the industry.

Wendy Adams, a trainer at St Modans, won The Scottish Care Award for Training and Staff Development at a ceremony in Glasgow on Friday.

Ms Adams joined St Modans, owned by Meallmore, twelve years ago as a carer and progressed through the company and now trains staff at all six Meallmore homes in Aberdeenshire.

Ms Adams said: “I’m honoured to have won at the Scottish Care Awards.

“It is a massive achievement for me and the learning and development team at Meallmore.”

She added:“To think I came in the door at Meallmore twelve years ago as a carer and now I am a Scottish Care Awards winner.

“I can’t quite believe it and I am over the moon.

“I absolutely love my job and the whole team at Meallmore.”

Ms Adams said she places a great deal of importance on development and this year graduatd as a Dementia Champion from the University of West of Scotland.

Last month Ms Adams also won the Head Office & Field Base Support award at the company’s Meallmore Care Awards.

Gerry Hennessey, managing director of Meallmore said: “Wendy devotes a great deal of time and effort to ensure our residents receive the best level of care and in supporting our staff to the highest standard.

“Her level of commitment and professionalism is second to none and I would like to congratulate her on another well deserved win and an outstanding year of achievements.”

The Scottish Care Awards is a prestigious annual event which recognises the hard work and devotion that many individuals put in to the well being of others.

This year’s awards were presented by pop idol winner, Michelle McManus, who last year opened one of Meallmore’s Glasgow care home’s The Oaks.