The co-owner and founder of a local home care business is celebrating after winning an award in the Great British Care Awards North-East Regional Final. Blossom Home Care, whose head office is in Northallerton, was launched by qualified nurse Fiona Leggott and her husband John in 2015 to help elderly people live independent lives in their own homes for as long as possible.
Since then, the brand has flourished and now employs nearly 200 members of staff in four locations, Northallerton, Tadcaster, Barnard Castle and Durham.
The Social Care Nurse Award was presented to Fiona Leggott and acknowledges the important role that specialist nurses, working in the Care Sector, have in promoting the emotional, physical, psychological, and social health of the people they support. Fiona, who was recognised specifically for her passionate and caring approach, stood out as someone who constantly updates her skills to ensure her service users are provided for, and looked after, as they should be. Working closely with her team Fiona ensures care is delivered to the very highest standards, just another great accolade for this multi-award winner!
As a fully qualified Registered Nurse, Fiona witnessed first-hand the devastation that failing, low-cost home care was having on people and their families. Blossom Home Care was established to offer quality care to elderly clients via a minimum 50-minute call. The call is tailored to their needs and preferences, and in their own home.
“I am really proud to have been recognised with this Award” said Fiona, “And would like to say thank you to everyone that supports our company, to our hard-working managers and carers and, most of all, those that use our service. Blossom Home Care was established to offer quality care to elderly clients, via a minimum 50-minute call tailored to their needs and preferences, and in their own home. And that’s exactly what our team deliver.”
Blossom Home Care Northallerton were also proud finalists in the Care Employer Award and the Care Team Award, with Monique, Kelli and John Leggott being recognised respectively as finalists in the Home Carer, Registered Manager and Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Awards.
The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK 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.