Dedicated Senior Support Worker Shortlisted for Prestigious British Care Award
Emma McEvilly, a dedicated Senior Support Worker at Lisieux Trust, has been shortlisted for a coveted British Care Award in the Support Worker Category. This marks the second time in three years that Emma’s exceptional contributions to the care industry have been recognised.
Emma’s journey in the care sector began just six years ago after she returned to work after raising her family. In this relatively short span of time, she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the well-being and happiness of the residents of the Trust.
Expressing her gratitude, Emma said, “I am proud to be nominated. I’ve loved my time here and cherish my relationships with the residents. We’ve seen them through some hard times, and they feel like an extended family to me.”
After her nomination, Emma was shortlisted and impressed the judges enough to go through to the final. Now, she is eagerly anticipating the Regional Awards night at Birmingham’s ICC in November. Reflecting on her previous nomination, she mentioned, “Last time I was nominated, it was during the height of the pandemic, and we didn’t really get a proper celebration. This time, I’m looking forward to experiencing it properly,” before adding with a smile: “And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to win this time!”
Denise Barrett, a Registered Manager at Lisieux Trust, nominated Emma for this well-deserved recognition. She praised Emma’s remarkable growth over the past six years, saying, “The way she’s developed is a credit to her.”
While Emma is modest about her achievements, Denise fondly recalled a particular moment that showcased Emma’s exceptional dedication. “We had one resident who wanted to raise money for Alzheimer’s and also needed to become more active. Emma worked out how many steps she needed to complete to achieve a marathon, and she did it alongside her over a period of time. It was a wonderful thing to do. It gave the resident confidence, a sense of purpose and of course, exercise, but it is also very characteristic of Emma’s approach. I was delighted to nominate her again.”
And the incredible effort had an amazing benefit to the Alzheimer’s Society. Originally hoping to raise £500 for the cause close to her heart, Emma’s incredible work helped Janet (pictured below with her medal) raise more than double that.
The West Midlands Awards is in early November – we’ll have news about how she gets on next month.