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Carers up for award for work helping people stay on in their own homes

08 August, 2018 - 17:41
Supported Living Service in Ipswich a finalist in the Suffolk Care Awards  Picture: CONSENSUS

Supported Living Service in Ipswich a finalist in the Suffolk Care Awards Picture: CONSENSUS

An East Anglian company which helps people to carry on living in their own homes has been shortlisted for a top award.

Consensus, whose headquarters is in Colchester, has been selected for this year’s category finalists for the 2018 Suffolk Care Awards.

The family-owned business helps more than 650 individuals in over 90 services throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Suffolk Care Awards acknowledges excellent care practice across the county.

Liz Taylor, Chair of Care Development East, said: “What has shone through this year is the enthusiasm and passion for caring and care in Suffolk. There are some great examples of care providers and individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

The awards final will take place on October 4 at Gresham’s, Ipswich where all 10 categories will be announced, with 28 Suffolk care companies and individuals selected.

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