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Outstanding Contribution Award

Jane Worsley, Director of Operations for Widnes based national charity Community Integrated Care, has collected the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award at the Great North West Care Awards.

The awards, which are supported by the Department of Health, are part of the Great British Care Awards, a series of regional awards which celebrate excellence in social care across England. Winners were presented with their awards at a black tie event hosted by former Coronation Street actress Sally Lyndsay, at Blackpool Tower on Saturday 8th October.

Jane received the award in recognition of her successful career in the social care sector, which started in 1983 when she qualified as a nurse. Jane has gone on to hold a number of senior roles management roles, supporting and developing a wide variety of care services.

She has worked for Community Integrated Care since 1998, and in her current role as the charity’s Operational Director, takes overall operational responsibility for Community Integrated Care’s services. Community Integrated Care is one of the largest charities in the UK, providing a range of services across the UK to over 4000 people with care and support needs.

As the North West region’s winner, Jane will now go forward to the national finals of the Great British Care Awards – to be held in May or June 2012.

Neil Matthewman, Chief Executive of Community Integrated Care, said: “Jane is a fantastic ambassador for the care sector and a valued member of the senior management team at Community Integrated Care. Throughout her long and distinguished career, Jane has always been focused on enabling individuals with care and support needs to live fuller, better lives. She is a passionate advocate for innovation and excellence in the care sector, and is undoubtedly a well-deserved recipient of this award.”

Jane Worsley said: “It was a great honour and surprise to collect the Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award. The Great North West Care Awards are renowned as a showcase of best practice, dedication and innovation in the care sector, so to be recognised by them as making an Outstanding Contribution throughout my career is truly an overwhelming accolade.”

Awards judges commended Jane, saying:  “Jane is proud of her roots as a nurse and these values drive her ambition and dedication to putting individuals first. She works tirelessly to ensure the individuals she supported are treated with dignity at all times. She strives to lead her teams to develop continual improvement programmes.”

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