EachStep Blackley was this weekend represented on a national stage at the Great British Care Awards Final, picking up a top honour at the prestigious event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Saturday (26th).


Christine Cundall, Care & Activity Worker at the north-Manchester service took home the ‘Care Home Worker Award’ at Saturday’s national final, with judges describing her as “intelligent and thoughtful about what she does, with understanding of the issues facing social care for families and society”.

Also representing EachStep was Michelle Phillips, who was shortlisted for the ‘Care Home Registered Manager Award’ at the glittering ceremony. Both Christine and Michelle reached the national final after scooping their awards at the Great North West Care Awards, which were held in October in Manchester.



Community Integrated Care was shortlisted for the ‘Care Employer Award’, for its commitment to driving continuous improvement. The charity was also represented by regional winners from employees in three further categories, also picking up the ‘Dignity in Care Award’ on the night.


The Great British Care Awards, supported by the Department of Health, celebrate excellence in social care and pay tribute to those who work in the sector throughout England.


EachStep’s success on Saturday follows last month’s achievements at the Laing Buisson Independent Specialist Care Awards, one of the care sector’s flagship award ceremonies. At this, Clinical Specialist Alan Howells picked up both the Training and Dissemination of Good Practice Award, and the Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award.


Community Integrated Care’s Chief Executive, Neil Matthewman, says: “This is a wonderful achievement for both Christine and Michelle, and on behalf of everyone at Community Integrated Care, I congratulate them for their achievement.”



“All of our nominees are committed to improving the lives of the people they support, and to have this recognised on a national scale is a tremendous and well-deserved honour.”