A senior care assistant at a Scarborough based care home has been rewarded for the passion and enthusiasm in his work.

Cameron Norman, who works at MHA Priceholme was awarded the Social Care Hero Award at the Scarborough News Business Excellence Awards 2021.

Cameron joined the home 18 months ago, and was promoted to senior carer in a year after impressing the home manager with his compassion and work ethic.

He was nominated by the family of a resident he cared for and says he was “really surprised” when he was told what had happened. 

The 21-year-old added: “When Anna, the home manager, told me I was nominated, initially I was surprised and a little bit shocked.

“The care I provided to the resident I got the award for was over six months ago, and for the family to remember that is nice. It feels really special to be appreciated and it's a really lovely gesture from them.

“I am really happy I made the decision to join MHA, and I am really enjoying my job.

“There are always new challenges, but I feel happy going into work.

“The award has definitely given me more confidence, I am someone who struggles to see the best in me, but this award has genuinely helped.”

Anna Gillon, home manager said: “I am very proud of Cameron as he is the first person from the home to get the award.

“He is a very likeable person, I saw the spark in him and that's why I pushed him for the promotion.

“For someone who has never worked in care before, his work ethic is amazing, he is very gentle with the residents and they love him to bits.

“Since starting at the home, Cameron has come on leaps and bounds and we are all really proud of him.”

 

 

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