A woman from Northampton has been named Carer Of The Year at an annual awards ceremony.
Alison Fursey, from Northampton, was among the winners at the third Jane Roebuck Carers Awards which were held last night at Rushden Hall in Kettering.
Mark Major, director of Northamptonshire Carers, said: “The awards were a great success and we were absolutely thrilled so many people put forward nominations.
“Carers do a vital job and these awards help raise their profile and awareness of the amazing work these people do, often in extremely challenging circumstances.
“While we have only awarded some of the nominees with awards, it must be known that all carers are winners and the work they do for others is extremely valuable.”
It is estimated carers save health and social services around £120bn a year nationally.
One in 10 people are carers and in Northamptonshire there are about 70,000.
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This year’s winners are as follows:
Carer of the Year: Alison Fursey of Northampton
Young Carer of the Year: Alice, Lottie, and Tilly Mansfield of Northampton
Best GP Practice Supporting Carers: Brook Health Centre, Towcester
Best School Supporting Carers: Northampton School for Boys
Best School Staff Supporting Carers: Elaine Sumpter of Kingswood School, Corby
Highly Commended nominees are as follows:
Carer of the Year:
Usha Raichra of Northampton
Gary Walker of Daventry
Pat Grieve of Kettering
Wendy Moore of Welford
Young Carer of the Year:
Courtney Baker of Rushden
Daisy Helsdown of Kettering
Best GP Practice Supporting Carers:
Dr B Khan, Dr Datta and Parenters of the Matlock Centre, Wellingborough