A MANAGING director of several Worcestershire care homes has been nominated for a prestigious care award.

Huw James, managing director of companies Clarendon Care and Redwood Health Care, has been recognised for going above and beyond for residents and staff.

He has been nominated for the Care Employer Award as part of the Worcestershire Health & Social Care Awards 2021.

The health care company provides residential and nursing care within the county of Worcestershire.

He was nominated by Ann Norris, manager of the Chandos Lodge Residential Home in Hagley, who said: “Mr James has gone above and beyond his role of director, visiting each home every week and ensuring that all residents and staff are keeping well throughout the pandemic.

“When required he has rolled his sleeves up and supported homes with assembly beds for residents that have become so ill, they required specialised equipment to safely look after them.

“Mr James has always entered the homes with a smile on his face and is jolly and high spirited, this has had an immense impact on all in his presence.

“The dedication and commitment that staff receive from Mr James is priceless, in 14 years in the health and social care sector I have never before come across a director that is so committed to his staff team, of all levels”

Responding to the nomination, Mr James said: “It was a surprise when I got the message.

“Through this last 12 months there have been real challenges for everybody.

“We are blessed by having a really good team and we have been able to continue and provide a service despite everything that’s gone on.

“It’s all down to the team. I’d like to say thank you for the effort of everybody in our team over this very difficult last 12 months.”

The awards are sponsored by the University of Worcester, and supported by Sanctuary Housing, NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Knights Pharmacy and Worcestershire County Council.

People have up to Friday (April 2) to nominate their industry heroes. To nominate someone, go to: Worcestershire Health & Social Care Awards 2021