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Phill scoops gold at National GB Care Awards

Community Integrated Care is proud to celebrate Phillip Gahan, one of our frontline colleagues in the North West, being crowned champion at the 2024 Great British (GB) Care Awards National Finals.

Phill stands onstage with Awards hosts and special celebrity guest, Rylan Clark. All are wearing suits and stood next to a Winners banner. Phill smiles as he holds his award for Support Worker of the Year.On Friday evening at the GB Care Awards National Finals in Birmingham, Phill was awarded the prestigious Support Worker of the Year accolade, recognising him as the best of the best across the UK.

Hosted by Care Talk Magazine, the National Finals follow a series of regional awards events to crown overall national champions in social care, awarding innovative projects, excellent teams and outstanding care workers.

Judges said, “Phillip’s outstanding passion and unwavering dedication resonated deeply with the judges, leaving a profound impression. He is a true asset to his sector, exuding utmost respect for both the individuals he supports and his colleagues. Phillip’s well-deserved victory reflects his exemplary commitment and contribution.”

Speaking of his awards win, Phill said, “I am absolutely blown away to have been awarded Support Worker of the Year. Hearing my name when they announced the winner was an indescribable feeling – I was over the moon. Social care is my passion. I’ve worked in other sectors, but nothing has ever given me the same joy and sense of accomplishment. Coming up with creative ways to support people, break down barriers, and ensure that every day is a brilliant day for them, is what it’s all about for me. So, to be recognised for doing just that is amazing.”

“The icing on the cake is that I’ve just been promoted to a Service Leader, managing three services across Widnes. Winning the award on Friday felt like I’d come full circle and was an incredible end to my chapter as a Support Worker. I’m so excited to jump headfirst into my new role and keep learning and making a difference to even more people’s lives.”

Paula Dodman, Head of Operations for Community Integrated Care, said, “We are incredibly proud of Phill, not only for this amazing achievement but for the passion, creativity and dedication that he brings to his role each and every day.  Now, as Phill takes on the new challenge of Service Leader, we can’t wait to see how he grows and develops his talents even further. He is a wonderful representative for Community Integrated Care and a true asset to our teams across the North West.”

We were also proud to celebrate four incredible finalists at the national finals: 

  • Care Team Award – Gilmorton in Leicester
  • Putting People First Award – Mallard Drive in Aberdeenshire
  • Housing with Care Award – Wordsworth View in Sheffield
  • Frontline Leader Award – Chris Christie, a Service Leader from the North East

Find out more about our charity’s awards success over the years by visiting our Awards Roll of Honour.

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