A WOMAN from Bellshill has been recognised as one of the leading care workers in Scotland.
Laura Ann Angus (32) was nominated for a gong in the Scottish Care Awards, which were handed out at a prestigious ceremony in Glasgow last week, celebrating the brightest stars in the independent care home industry in Scotland.
Laura Ann was selected from more than 400 entries as a finalist in the ‘Meaningful Activity Award’ for her working in caring for residents at the Croftbank House home in Uddingston.
And although she didn’t pick up the overall award at the glittering ceremony, hosted by TV presenter and singer Michelle McManus in the Hilton Hotel, she said afterwards that she was thrilled to have even been nominated.
She said: “It is a real honour to be nominated for a Scottish Care award for my work within the sector.
“The team at Croftbank are all fantastic and I am delighted to be part of such a wonderful working environment. I couldn’t do the work that I do without the help of the team.”
Laura Ann, activity co-ordinator at Croftbank House, was nominated by director Julie Balmer who said she would have been thoroughly deserving of the award.
She added: “Laura Ann is an extremely committed and passionate individual who works tirelessly to improve the quality of life of our residents, providing appropriate stimulating and creative activities and therapies.
“Laura Ann gives up her own time to research activities for the residents and gets involved in the local community.”