Richmond honoured and celebrated four of its health and social care employees who went above and beyond to ensure residents received the right support.

The Dignity in Care award ceremony took place on September 13, at Clarendon Hall in York House where tributes were being made to the Personal Assistants and Care Workers who provided amazing support and care to some of Richmond’s most vulnerable members.

Councillor Piers Allen, Chair of the Richmond Council Adult Social Services, Health and Housing Committee, said: “Richmond upon Thames provides first-class care to those who need it most and these awards are about highlighting the carers who make this happen.

“Every single person nominated for an award should be proud of their astonishing achievements.

"Special recognition goes to Humera, Chloe, Jeral and Stacey, for raising the bar even higher by going above and beyond their duty.”

The ceremony – which started in 2012, also acknowledged employees who demonstrated that they respected and valued their client’s requests by offering each individual care and compassion.

Councillor Nancy Baldwin gave all nominees a certificate while Nadine Hassler of Richmond Council, Rob Burton, Chief Executive of Age UK in Richmond, Cathy Maker the Chief Executive for Ruils and Clare Taylor of AID’s in Richmond were judge panellists.

The award winners were:

Humera Ahmad - Ken Yew Personal Assistant of the Year Award

She won for supporting those she assists in any way she can, being kind and respectful and being a reliable friend.

Chloe Lee - Carer of the Year (Learning Disabilities)

She won for her infectious energy and enthusiasm and for always bringing care and compassion to her work, standing as an example of the highest calibre of support worker.

Jeral Dalisay - Carer of the Year (Older People's Care Homes)

Jeral won for dealing with residents in such a compassionate and gentle manner, treating all with dignity and standing out as a brilliant example of a Carer.

Stacy Strutton - Carer of the Year (Home Support & Day Care)

She won for going above and beyond with work done out-of-hours; there is little Stacey won’t do to ensure that a client if safe, happy and well-looked after and she cares in the gentlest way.