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Caring Mike through to national finals

Mike Bradbury

Local caregiver Mike Bradbury, has been nominated for a national award for his outstanding services to the home care sector. Mike is one of only five finalists who are in the running for at-home care company Home Instead Senior Care’s national ‘Caregiver of the Year’ award.  

Mike, 44, from Marple Bridge, joined the team 2 years ago and was put forward for the award by owner of Home Instead High Peak, Paul Vickers.In nominating him, Paul said, “Mike is a genuine and special kind of caregiver. He came to Home Instead with no caring experience, but wanted to make a difference to the lives of others in his local community. He took to the role like a duck to water and has proved to be both an outstanding friend and a carer to all of his clients.”

In his role as a caregiver, Mike often supports clients with complex needs and goes above and beyond to make sure he provides high quality, personalised support.  When Mike discovered that one of his clients loves to paint, he became fully engaged in learning to paint with watercolours so that their time spent together was an enjoyable experience. 

Paul Vickers concluded: “Mike has become the perfect caregiver. His cool head and compassionate nature make him a truly inspirational individual. Not only does he support his clients to the highest standards, but he also takes time to support new caregivers when they begin caring for clients. His communication is faultless and I’m really proud that he has reached the finals of these prestigious awards. We will all have our fingers crossed in November when the eventual winner is crowned.”

Home Instead employs over9,000 caregivers across its 190 UK offices. Each office was invited to nominate one outstanding caregiver.

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