Members of staff from three Bupa care homes have been recognised at the Great British Care Awards. Shani Herman a Senior Care Assistant at Bupa’s Croft House Nursing and Residential Home, Great Dunmow, Essex has reached the finals of the Great East of England awards having been nominated in the category of Care Home Worker. This award recognises the significant role of the Care Home Worker in consistently providing a high quality standard of living, for residents in care homes. Shani was one of five finalists in this category, and was nominated due to her exceptional quality of care and her passion for her job. 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 is to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. This year there were nine regional awards leading to two national finals. The ceremony took place at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford and there were a total of 15 awards categories representing all areas of the care sector. Successful candidates were invited for interview in front of a panel of sector experts. The finalists then attended a gala award evening consisting of a champagne reception, followed by a gourmet dinner. The awards were presented by Mark Moraghan of Holby City fame. Patricia Vincent, home manager at Bupa’s Croft House Nursing and Residential Home said: “Shani is a dedicated carer and someone who always goes the extra mile. She was delighted to reach the finals of these awards and although she didn’t win, she should be very proud of how far she got, it is a massive achievement and I want to congratulate her on that.”