Nominations are now open for the 2020 Carers Awards. This annual celebration allows an opportunity to raise awareness and say ‘thank you’ to all Carers whilst highlighting those who have overcome additional challenges or have made an extra special difference.
Coronavirus and the subsequent lock-down has affected Carers more than most with many emotional calls to our Carers Support Line. Examples include, shielding alongside a loved one in an at risk group, shortages of essential food and supplies, financial difficulties and any respite being put on hold.
There are 70,000 unpaid carers in Northamptonshire all of which demonstrate amazing levels of dedication, love and support for friends and relatives with a disability, special needs, or a mental health condition. Every year, the Carers Awards allows us to recognise and thank Carers for all they do. Northamptonshire Carers are asking you to nominate someone who you feel has gone above and beyond to make an extra special difference.
The categories for nominations are:
- Jane Roebuck Carer of the Year (18+)
- Young Carer of the Year (under 18)
- Shining Star (a professional, volunteer or team who have gone that extra mile to support carers i.e. teachers, social workers, volunteers etc)
- Working Carer of the Year (balancing unpaid caring role with paid employment)