The Marton Care Homes Awards, an esteemed event celebrating the commitment and compassion of care staff, was held at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds on February 29th.

Shannon Power, from Elm Bank in Hexham, was named as the Care Assistant of the Year, a testament to her exceptional dedication and service.

Shannon, recognised for her remarkable contributions despite being the youngest member of her care team, has proven that excellence transcends age. Her commitment, enthusiasm, and natural ability to connect with residents have made her an indispensable part of the Elm Bank family.

The award was presented by Kirsty Crozier, Managing Director of Marton Care Homes, and Richard Hoggart, owner. During the presentation, Kirsty highlighted Shannon’s exceptional qualities: “Being the youngest member of the care team in the home shows that age is just a number. She gives 200% in everything she does and has the potential to be the next rising star in the care sector. The residents look forward to her being on duty, and the team are lucky to have such a fantastic asset to work with.”

Shannon’s dedication to her role and the positive impact she has on residents and colleagues alike have set a new standard for care assistants within the Marton Care Homes network.

The ceremony also recognised the outstanding efforts and dedication of the other finalists, Julie Fenton of Half Acre in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, and Sharon McGloughlin of Riverside View in Darlington, who have both demonstrated exceptional commitment and care in their respective positions.

The Marton Care Homes Awards ceremony, highlighted by a sparkling champagne reception and the gathering of the network’s finest, celebrated the hard work, dedication, and compassion of all nominees and winners. Shannon Power’s acknowledgement as Care Assistant of the Year underscores the significant role that care assistants play in enhancing the lives of those they care for.