The home trainer at a York care home could be recognised for her work after being short-listed for a Barchester Care Award.
Sarah Welburn, from Barchester's Stamford Bridge Beaumont, is up for the home trainer category prize in this year's awards, which celebrate the differences Barchester staff can make to the lives of many residents.
She joins over 350 Barchester staff throughout the UK who are competing for awards in several categories including carer, registered nurse, care services innovator, person centred innovator and activities coordinator.
The winner of the home trainer award, which recognises the vital role of the home trainer in staff development, will be a dedicated trainer who works innovatively and contributes to residents' care.
Five finalists for each category will sit in front a panel of judges later this month, with the chance to win £500 prize money, up to £250 on a career development activity and a personal trophy and certificate.
Helen Lewis, the home manager at Stamford Bridge, said "We are thrilled that Sarah has been nominated for a care award. Everyone at the home is committed to providing the very best quality of care and activities for our residents, but it's lovely that those who work extra hard should be recognised."
There will be a special awards dinner at Thistle Marble Arch Hotel, London, on Thursday March 8th where the awards will be presented by Barchester Healthcare UK's managing director Tim Hammond and Fiona Philips.