A Fylde coast care company has been nominated for a prestigious national award for going above and beyond the call of duty.
St Annes Care Services, on St Albans Road in St Annes, has been providing home care to elderly and disabled people for more than 20 years.
The staff are well-trained. We care for end-of-lifers and people with motor neurone disease, but other people as well
The small team were nominated for the Motor Neurone Disease Association’s annual Extra Mile award - a prize awarded to one person or organisation every year in recognition of their dedication to caring for people with motor neurone disease.
Patricia Clarke-Roberts, owner of St Annes Care Services, said: “People working in care get a bad reputation sometimes.
“Being nominated for going the extra mile with the MNDA is something good about the care business that you don’t often see.
“We have cared for people for over 21 years; we feel absolutely great and I think we have done a very good job.
“The staff are well-trained. We care for end-of-lifers and people with motor neurone disease, but other people as well.
“It’s only a small team but we have been going for so long and I like to think we offer a more personal service than what you would get from the big businesses.
“I’m very proud of my team; they do a good job and not many carers are nominated for something like this.
“They work very hard. They don’t work long hours but the work they do is quite stressful. Luckily, it’s very rewarding.
“You have to go the extra mile every day in this sort of work.
“It’s not just a job - it’s a way of life.”
MNDA Extra Mile award nominees must be put forward by a person in their care who has motor neurone disease.
The winners of the MNDA Extra Mile award will be presented with a special EMA badge and certificate of recognition.