Care Practitioner Julie Wright, who works at Barchester’s Drummond Grange Care Home in Edinburgh, picked up her third care award this weekend at the Edinburgh News’ Local Hero Awards.
Julie won ‘Carer of the Year’ in both Barchester’s Care Awards and the Scottish Care Awards in 2015. She now has been awarded a third accolade for the amazing work she does caring for the people who live at Drummond Grange.
Everyone at the home is over the moon for Julie, who truly deserves this fantastic recognition.
The Local Hero Awards took place on Friday 27th May. Julie Wright said about the awards: “The ceremony was very glamorous, the presenter was lovely and they had some great music and entertainment during the evening.
“There were 12 of us from Drummond Grange who attended the awards ceremony. We were all made to feel very welcome – everyone there was really friendly.”
Julie was up against two other finalists in the Carer category. When it was announced that she was the winner, she couldn’t believe it.
“People keep asking me how it feels to win and it’s hard to find the words. I still can’t believe I won. I had to give a speech on the night and I tried to explain then how it feels… I’m honoured and very thankful to Eleanor for nominating me. It’s amazing to know my colleagues felt I had a chance of winning.
Julie added: “I think this achievement is largely thanks to the good mentors I have had and the amazing colleagues I’m surrounded by. I have developed a lot and hopefully there is even more learning and development to come!”
Eleanor Wilson, General Manager at Drummond Grange said: “Julie is someone who really goes the extra mile. She likes to understand people’s lives before they move into care and to help them continue with that lifestyle. She makes the transition into care so much easier. If someone likes shopping, eating out or going to the pub, she’ll help them to continue enjoying these activities.”