National competition showcases why carers are glad to care


#GladtoCare judges David Brindle, Vic Rayner, Alex Ramamurthy and Martin Green

The winner has been announced of a new national photo competition designed to boost the profile of carers.

Alice Taylor, cook at Primrose Lodge Southbourne care home in Bournemouth, has won a Haven holiday in the #GladtoCare competition, sponsored by Person Centred Software and The Care Workers Charity.

Alice’s entry, which was selected by an esteemed panel of judges, including David Brindle, the Guardian’s public services editor, Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, Vic Rayner, Executive Director of the National Care Forum, and Alex Ramamurthy, former-CEO of the Care Workers Charity, features a message of her cooking with the message: “I’m #GladtoCare making home cooked food daily for my residents and have been for seventeen years.”

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Vic said: “I really liked Alice’s entry as I felt that it gave you a real sense of pride, commitment and long-term career. Here is someone who has provided one of the key components of great care – good food – for seventeen years – and at the end of that time is not only still smiling – but is #GladtoCare – inspiring.”

The finalists of the competition, which asked carers to take a photo of themselves doing something that made them glad to care, can be viewed on Person Centred Software’s website at:



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