HANDYMAN Chris Sorgorski has been named the best care home ancillary worker in Great Britain.
The maintenance man for The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, Northumberland, picked up the accolade at The Great British Care Awards.
A glittering gala evening was held at The International Convention Centre, in Birmingham, where more than a thousand of the very best in social care celebrated the industry’s highest achievers.
Chris previously won his category at The Great North East Care Awards before being shortlisted and subsequently winning the national title.
The award recognises Chris’s person-centred service, excellence and pride in his work and the dignity and respect he shows residents and staff at The Oaks Care Home.
He said: “I’m amazed. The only thing I’ve ever won is toilet rolls. I’ve only been working at the Oaks for a couple of years but I love it.
“I can’t thank home manager Ann Mielnik enough for nominating me. It’s a great honour to have been given this award.”
Ann attended the awards evening alongside Chris and several members of the Hill Care Group executive team, which operates The Oaks Care Home.
Ann said: “This is fantastic, I am delighted for Chris and I couldn’t be prouder.”
Wendy Waddicor, managing director of the Hill Care Group, said: “We are all so proud of Chris for winning The Ancillary Worker Award at The Great British Care Awards.
“It is testament to the hard work and person-centered approach he takes to his job, which is a reflection of the entire team at The Oaks Care Home.
“They are all dedicated to ensuring residents receive the highest level of care in the best possible environment and Chris is a hugely important member of the team.”