3rd December 2015
The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.
It’s a great honour by any standard to be shortlisted for an award but particularly so when you’ve overcome personal challenges on all fronts. On Thursday the 3rd December, Kelly Bowles will be attending the Great British Care Awards in Brighton, where she is a South East regional finalist for the home care worker award. She joined Portchester based Platinum Care Solutions in May 2013 for what was her first job in the care sector having looked after two children who have been disabled since birth. Now aged 19 and 23, it seems remarkable that having cared for her children for so many years that she would want to enter the care profession, but that is just want she did.
Kelly said of her nomination:
“Caring for my children gave me a first-hand insight into how through passion and enthusiasm you can make a tremendous difference to the quality of someone’s life. I joined Platinum Care Solutions because I wanted to continue to make a difference and when you see the positive impact you can have, it is such a good feeling.”
What is even more remarkable is that Kelly has been diagnosed with Churg-strauss syndrome, a form of Vasculitis, which a degenerative illness which undermines her own well-being and at times limits her ability to be fully functioning.
She said: “I try and maintain a positive outlook and that is what sees me though. I take each day as it comes and for this reason this nomination is extra special for me.”
Jo Barry, Director of Platinum Care Solutions said: “Kelly’s spirit is truly amazing and she deserves to be recognised for the care she gives to vulnerable people, particularly when she has overcome so many challenges and now has her own personal battle to deal with. Everyone in the team is very proud of her.”
Platinum Care Solutions:
Platinum Care Solutions supports people to live independently either in their own home or in a residential setting.
With over 10 years’ experience across Hampshire, Surrey and west Sussex, we take pride in providing a high quality service that brings joy and comfort to the people we care for and peace of mind to their relatives.
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25th November 2015
As we approach the end of 2015 and think about the prospects for 2016, it is often a time when people start thinking about new jobs or a change of career direction. With this in mind, we are hosting a couple of open days to give people a chance to find out more about us and to explore our job opportunities.
They are taking place on Thursday the 17th December and Thursday the 14th January between 10am and 4pm on both days.
We’re looking for people to join our team who are genuinely interested in improving the lives of those who have to rely on others for their care. All of our roles require patience, dedication, good communication skills and an enthusiastic personality.
We are currently recruiting for the following posts:
- Care Assistant
- Registered General Nurse
- Home Care Worker
- Home Care Assistant / Live in Care Assistant
There is more information about the roles and how to apply on our recruitment page, but if you would like to talk to us about our job opportunities please pop in and see us on our open days at either our Portchester or Bognor Regis offices (details below) or telephone us on 02392 221505. We’d love to hear from you.
Platinum Care Solutions
- Portchester Office: 6 Russell Building, 86 West Street, Portchester, Hampshire, PO16 9UL
- Bognor Regis Office: 25 Queensway, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1QN