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Dignity in Care Awards

Islington's annual Dignity in Care Awards celebrate the great work of staff employed in the care sector

Islington's annual Dignity in Care Awards celebrate the borough’s care sector workers who go the extra mile to provide excellent care, delivered with dignity and respect to people who are at a vulnerable time in their lives.

Care workers who provide care and support to some of Islington’s most vulnerable residents were recognised for their exceptional work at the 2017 awards ceremony on 5 July.

The judging panel, drawn from local organisations including Age UK, Healthwatch Islington and the Islington Pensioners Forum chose winners in four categories from a record 104 nominations. 

The winners were:

  • Samantha Lewis and Rita Clara Ansah from Allied Healthcare, in the Domiciliary Care category
  • Lorna Nembhard, from AA Nursing, in the Residential and Nursing Care Category
  • Odette Mbala, from Notting Hill Housing Group, in the Extra Care category
  • Victor Jankovsky and Patricia Kavanagh, in the Supported Living / Shared Lives category

The 2017 runners-up were:

Domiciliary care and reablement category 

  • Adewale Olabisi – Mayfair Homecare
  • Ahaad Sulliman Kaidoo – Allied Healthcare
  • Akin Morakinyo – Mayfair Homecare

Residential and Nursing Care category

  • Carolyn Weisey – Forest Healthcare
  • Elizabeth Gate – Forest Healthcare

Extra Care category

  • Irene Dona-Kiyika – Notting Hill Housing Group
  • Hadassa Chambers – Notting Hill Housing Group 

Supported Living / Shared Lives category

  • Natasha Birmingham
  • Diane Leane


Any member of staff working in the care sector that we employ directly or that is in one of our commissioned services is eligible for an award. Anyone can nominate a care worker for an award, but we particularly welcome service users, carers, family members, staff and partner organisations to participate and make sure we find the most deserving candidates.

We will publish information about nominating for Dignity in Care Awards 2018 later this year.

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