Brian Clough, Robin Hood, Rebecca Adlington… Nottingham has seen its fair share of heroes over the years. On Tuesday 20th March, we had the pleasure of being in the company of a few more as we attended the Nottingham Post Carer of the Year Awards.
Like the Autism Professional Awards earlier in the month, we were there to support the event by arranging an R2R break for the overall winner. If there’s one sector where Hidden Heroes are in abundance, it’s care – and so it proved. Once again, it was Adam who had the pleasure of attending.
“It was a fantastic event. There really are some amazing people out there doing wonderful things in their care for others. It was well worth the journey to be in the company of so many inspirational people.”
Hosted by BBC Radio Nottingham’s Mark Dennison (seen talking about R2R in the video below – he’s not that blurry in real life) the awards seek to recognise individuals and organisations who have made stand-out contributions to the care sector.
People like Trevor Warren, winner of the 2018 Nottingham Post Carer of the Year. A former miner, Trevor took his career in a completely different direction following the pit closures in the 90s.
Now a support worker for Mansfield and Ashfield START service, which helps vulnerable people who have come home following a stay in hospital, he said: “I’ve only ever had two careers and this one’s hundred percent different to my last. It’s been more than 23 years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”
Well done Trevor, and thanks to the Post for having us – we will definitely be back!
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