July 25, 2012 4:26 PM
Mark alongside Laura Carroll – Care Assistant and winner of the Carer of the Year Award

Mark alongside Laura Carroll - Care Assistant and winner of the Carer of the Year Award

Last Thursday, 19th July, Borough Care - Stockport's leading provider of care accommodation services - held a special awards evening to celebrate the achievement of individual staff members and the organisation's record of service in their 12 care homes across Stockport. Guest speaker local Cheadle MP Mark Hunter praised the hard work of the 600+ staff and the organisation's record of success.

Borough Care has 12 homes across the Stockport Borough, including several in and around Mr Hunter's Cheadle parliamentary constituency. Established in 1993, the organisation has been delivering care and accommodation for older people for almost 20 years - although a number of the homes have existed for even longer under different management.

After paying tribute to their hard work, Mr Hunter also spoke about how "the average 60 year old now lives ten years longer than in the 1970s and up to eleven million of us are expected to live to 100."

At Thursday evening's event, which was held at the Alma Lodge Hotel on the A6, a series of Awards were handed out to recognise staffing achievement in Borough Care homes, including the Carer of the Year Award to Care Assistant, Laura Carroll.

Commenting, Borough Care CEO Kathy Farmer said:

"We were delighted that Mark gave such an informed and entertaining speech which helped us to celebrate some of our unsung heroes.

"Caring for older people, many who have special physical, emotional and mental needs requires dedication, patience and good heart and we feel our M.P. understands and appreciates the hard work of our staff."

Commenting, Mark said:

"It was a real honour to be asked to address the staff of this fantastic local organisation.

"As a local MP for 7 years and former Leader of Stockport Council, I am well aware of the strong record and reputation of Borough Care Homes right across Stockport, touching the lives of thousands of residents and residents' families since its formation almost twenty years ago.

"I was also pleased to get the opportunity to meet many of the local carers, and be a part of a celebration of all that they are achieving as an organisation."

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