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Credo Care established the Beaumont-Grainger Award in 2006 to recognise excellence in foster care for children with disabilities and/or complex medical needs.

The award is given in memory and appreciation of two of our original foster carers, Carol Beaumont and Tony Grainger, who contributed greatly towards the development of our unique service.

The Beaumont-Grainger Award is awarded in five categories:

  • Credo Care Foster Carer of the Year
  • Freelance Support Worker of the Year
  • Credo Care Employee of the Year
  • A Care Professional independent of the organisation, who has shown the highest level of care and commitment to children placed with us.
  • We introduced the long years of service award in 2015 to recognise the milestones of commitment to Credo Care.

2016 Winners

Carers (Midlands): Wendy & James Shanley

Carers (South): Anthony & Janine Goodsell

Support Worker (Midlands): Martin Fox

Support Worker (South): Lianne Ketley

External Professional (Midlands): Sharon Pennell, Independent Social Worker

External Professional (South): Nicki Thiemicke, Paediatric Outreach Practitioner

Staff Member: Kate Green, Office Manager (Midlands)

10 Years of Service (South): Sue Ketley (Foster Carer) & Caroline Askoul (Support Worker)

5 Years of Service (South): Andrea Coat & Martin Reppington, Gerri McDermottroe & Brian Donlan (Foster Carers)

2015 Winners

Carers (Midlands): Sarah & Jamie Reed

Carers (South): Chris & Steve Hopkins

Support Worker (Midlands): Heidi Fearnall

Support Worker (South): Tina Richards

External professional (Midlands): Paul Brett

External professional (South): Carly Beadle

Staff Member: Carolyn Morton, Finance Administrator

10 Years of Service (South): Emma Tonge & Scott Dumigan, Michael & Julia Beck, Sally Wood & Ken Large

5 Years of Service (South): Angie & Elaine Hill, Andrea & Desmond Parkinson, Dot & David Brownlie, Julie & Robin Nixon, Kim & Clive Haffenden, Leah Stewart, Serena & Doug Nolan, Stewart O'Donnell, Sue Ketley

5 Years of Service (Midlands): Herbie & Becky Billingham, Jon & Di Charlton, Lee Anderton & Jacqui Bryan, Mohammed & Tazbila Shafi, Pete & Jo Stevens

2014 Winners

Carers (Midlands): John & Di Charlton

Carers (South): Nicola Dark (with a commendation and recognition for Lea Cork)

Support Worker (Midlands): Dennis Simmonds

Support Worker (South): Mary Mann

External professional (Midlands): Charlotte Pittaway

External professional (South): Clare Minchin

Staff Member: Lorna Miller, PA to Head of Operations

2013 Winners

Carers (Midlands): Herbie & Becky Billingham

Carers (South): Dot & David Brownlie

Support Worker (Midlands): Julie Chaterley

Support Worker (South): Carolyn Askoul

External professional (Midlands): Sally Hutton

External professional (South): Anita Perkins

Staff Member: Sarah Collier, Supervising Social Worker & Karen Karpuz, Placements Support Worker

2012 Winners

Carers (Midlands): John & Elaine Mugleston

Carers (South): Julie & Robin Nixon

External professional (Midlands): Ali Harison

External professional (South): Debbie Kibbler

Staff Member: Lisa Watson-Howland, Senior Practitioner

2011 Winners

Carers (Midlands): Jane Lee

Carers (South): Emma Tonge & Scott Dumigan

External professional: Berni Stringer

Staff Member: Rachael Gosbee, Administration Team Leader

2010 Winners

Carers: Tazbila Shafi and Mohammed Tayyab

External professional: Prabha Shetty

Staff Member: Roy Hipkiss, Director of Care and Business Development

2008/9 Winners

Carers: Sally Wood

External professional: Chris Fagan

Staff Member: Vickijo Walker, Team Clerk

2007 Winners

Carers: Donna Goudie

External Professional: Jane Sedgwick & Sarah Davies

2006 Inaugural Award Winners

Carers: David Upjohn and Andrew Daniels

External Professional: Belinda Lockett

Staff Member: Linda Kingsman, Support Work Coordinator

 

 

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About Credo Care

Credo Care was established in 2000 as the UK's first independent fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning difficulties.

Our goals are to raise the standards of disability care for children, reduce the financial burden of long-term residential and hospice care on local authorities and to ensure that becoming a foster parent is a positive and rewarding experience for all of our carers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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  • Head office: 12 High Street, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9AJ
  • South: 01797 322226
  • Midlands: 01455 207975
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