Honiton’s Debbie is Bluebird’s carer of the year

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:18 14 December 2017

Carer of the year - Debbie Foxford (right).

Carer of the year - Debbie Foxford (right).

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Debbie Foxford, based from Devon Bluebird Care’s hub in Honiton, was announced as the winner at the glitzy ceremony in Bristol.

A Honiton-based care assistant has been named as carer of the year at The Great British Care Awards 2017.

Debbie Foxford, based from Devon Bluebird Care’s hub in Honiton, was announced as the winner at the glitzy ceremony in Bristol.

She said: “I worked in the hospitality industry before and have always enjoyed working with people.

“I never felt nervous about becoming a care assistant. That’s down to two things – I love working with people and I had great training with Bluebird Care.”

Debbie has taken a number of courses with Bluebird Care, including handling and medication, manual handling, food and hygiene and first aid.

Director William Flint said: “We always feel incredibly proud of our team of Devon Bluebirds, who since we launched in 2011 have now delivered over 650,000 hours of care to the communities we serve in Devon.

“However, ever since Debbie joined us she has shown all the characteristics of a truly outstanding Devon Bluebird – kind, courteous, consistent in her care and her work - but above all, naturally caring and empathetic.”


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