In a touching ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds on February 29th, Janet Atkinson of The Elms Care Home in Louth was celebrated as the Home Support of the Year at the esteemed Highgate Care Awards. The evening, which commenced with an elegant champagne reception, served as a heartfelt tribute to the outstanding contributions and unwavering dedication of care home support staff.

Janet Atkinson, whose role at The Elms has been nothing short of inspirational, was recognised for her remarkable commitment and resilience, particularly during challenging times. Joanne Fogg, Managing Director of Highgate Care, lauded Janet as an emotional pillar for the entire team, providing strength and support through difficult and emotional periods.

Joanne Fogg praised Janet’s unparalleled dedication, stating, “This person has stepped up and has been at the forefront of keeping the home going. She has been an emotional pillar for all of the team, giving strength through some difficult and emotional times and is a truly amazing colleague, friend, and employee of Highgate Care.”

This award serves as a testament to Janet’s significant impact on The Elms, where she has not only supported her colleagues but also enhanced the living environment for the residents, making a profound difference in their daily lives.

Finalists in this esteemed category included Melanie Gough of Cherry Trees Care Home in Barnsley and Bianca Tamas of Figham House in Beverley, both of whom have also demonstrated exceptional dedication and support within their respective facilities.