Breda Pagett from Moycullen has been announced as a regional winner and finalist in Right at Home’s Carer of the Year Awards 2022.
The awards recognise the hard work and dedication of care staff who allow elderly people and people with disabilities to continue to live independent lives in the comfort of their own homes.
Nominations for the awards were submitted by those who the carers work closest with, including clients, their families, co-workers, managers and supervisors.
Breda will be one of six finalists who progress to a special awards ceremony in November where Right at Home’s National Carer of the Year 2022 will be crowned as they advance to the final stage of judging over the upcoming weeks.
Speaking about her award, Breda said she is delighted and looking forward to flying the Galway flag at the national awards in November.
She said that the clients they care for are more than just clients, they become friends and “it is so rewarding to be able to make a positive difference in their lives.”
“Home is where the heart is and whether someone needs a little or a larger amount of help, we are passionate about supporting them to live with independence in the comfort of their own home and surroundings.”
Natalie Crowe, Managing Director of Right at Home Galway, said the awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding work of Carers who play such an important role in the lives of so many people.
“No matter what, our wonderful team of carers go above and beyond to ensure the highest level of care is provided to their clients, some of who are the most vulnerable people in society,” she said.
“For our clients, knowing that we have trusted carers to support them is a wonderful source of comfort.
“We are delighted to announce Breda as our Galway winner for Carer of the Year. Breda is a natural-born carer and is always going above and beyond to support her clients.
“Her passion and commitment are so clear to see and this is echoed by the wonderful feedback we receive from Breda’s clients and their families. We wish Breda the very best of luck in the national final in November, and we will be incredibly proud of her no matter what happens.”
The national winner of Right at Home’s Carer of the Year will be announced at an awards ceremony in Dublin on November 11 where the winner will be unveiled.