A HOME care group take their award tally to 18 with a prestigious business award.

Bluebird Care Winchester, Eastleigh & Romsey have won the prestigious ‘Business of the Year’ award at the national Bluebird Care conference.

The local home care provider fought off high calibre competition to scoop the 1st place prize against 200 other Bluebird Care offices.

The prize was awarded not only in recognition of the local groups commitment to providing outstanding care to their customers, but also for how their care team have excelled within their local communities during Covid-19.

With an increasing number of people choosing to receive care from the comfort of their own home, Bluebird Care Winchester, Eastleigh & Romsey have provided a wide array of support to customers throughout the pandemic, from personal care to companionship, home help, appointments, activities and even 24-hour Live-in Care.

They are also rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Claire Murphy, Director of Bluebird Care Winchester, Eastleigh & Romsey, said: “To win this award in a usual year is a huge honour, but to be recognised with this accolade considering the last 18 months is an amazing achievement and testament to our outstanding team.”

Chantelle Barratt, Care Assistant at Bluebird Care Winchester, Eastleigh & Romsey, said: “I'm extremely proud to work at Bluebird Care Winchester, Eastleigh & Romsey. Not only has it given me a chance to build bonds and relationships with some fantastic customers, but it has provided me with an opportunity to make a real difference in what I do. Whilst the pandemic has created some challenges, together with the support of my fellow team members we have been able to overcome each and every test faced and continue to deliver exceptional care to so many people.”