9 November 2021
Harden Hall carer wins Dementia Carer Award at Great British Care Awards
Keshia McDonald, from Anchor’s Harden Hall care home in Walsall has triumphed at the West Midlands Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards (GBCA) 2021, which recognise excellence across the care sector.
Keshia won the Dementia Carer Award at a special ceremony hosted at the ICC, Birmingham on Saturday 30 October.
The Great British Care Awards pays tribute to individuals who have gone the extra mile to help improve the lives of residents within their care.
Judges concluded that Keshia demonstrated clear vision, passion and dedication to the people in her care and worked well with all her colleagues at Anchor’s Harden Hall. She was also praised for being genuinely caring and thoughtful and for listening to each individual person’s needs and that of their loved ones, to help and enhance their lives.
Having won her regional award, Keshia will now go on to represent the whole of the West Midlands in the Dementia Carer category in the National GBCA Finals taking place in March 2022.
Care home manager Jane McDonald, of Anchor’s Harden Hall said: “This is a wonderful achievement by Keshia, and she fully deserves the recognition for her passion and ability as a carer. She is a delight to work with, is loved by our residents and is a credit to everyone at Anchor’s Harden Hall.
This is the third year we’ve had one of our team bring home the West Midlands Dementia Carer Award so I can say for sure Keshia is in very good company! She definitely does live up to Anchor’s principles of Accountability, Respect, Courage and Honesty.”
Keshia says of her award: “I’m delighted! It hasn’t quite sunk in yet; it was wonderful just to be nominated but I’m really honoured to have won Dementia carer award.
“Thank you to everyone who nominated and supported me and congratulations to all the other Regional Finalists. Roll on the National Finals in March, I hope I make Anchor’s Harden Hall proud and bring back a national award to the West Midlands!”