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Care provider celebrates multiple-award wins

A specialist care provider from Gloucester is celebrating a series of award wins.

Gloucester Charities Trust has been awarded the prestigious Gloucestershire Care Providers Association (GCPA) Care Provider of the Year Award for 2019.

The organisation offers sheltered accommodation, residential home, nursing home and specialist dementia day services in Gloucester.

Kathryn Lewis, chief executive officer of GCT, said: "We are so delighted and proud to let everyone know that GCT has won this award.

"Winning these awards means so much to us as they are indicative of the amazing staff and volunteers, we have at GCT - we could not be the best provider without them

"A leader is nothing without a team to lead so a huge thank you to everyone who works and volunteers for us."

Mrs Lewis herself also won an award at the ceremony, walking away with the GCPA Leadership Award for 2019 title.

October also saw GCT selected as regional finalists in the Great British Care Awards, where it took the South West crown in the Care Employer 2019 category.

Kayleigh Maguire, a support worker at GCT's Kimbrose Club, was a finalist in the Dementia Carer category too.

Nine regions took part in the awards, which promote best practice within both the home care and care home sectors and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

Mrs Lewis said: "Winning this award is very special to us as we genuinely believe we are an excellent employer and to have this acknowledged and recognised regionally makes us extremely proud."

Gloucester Charities Trust will now go on to the next stage, the national finals, which are due to take place in March 2020.

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