A CARE worker who has 'gone above and beyond' in her job has been nominated for a Worcestershire Health and Social Care Award.

Cheryl Lawley, who lives in Bretforton, works as a team leader for the Social Care Academy, a domiciliary care company based in Evesham.

She been nominated for The Care Hero Award by her colleague Jordan Ruby.

Jordan said: "I think Cheryl should win this award because the past few months she has been an incredible team leader.

"She has gone above and beyond to pull two teams together as well as doing her NVQ at the same time, she has worked incredibly hard for this company and helps everyone in need.

"Cheryl is great at this job and it shows. I speak to our clients and they never have a bad word to say about her, they all think she is great and does an amazing job."

Cheryl, who is currently doing her level 3 NVQ in health and social care, primarily works as a carer in Evesham's surrounding villages.

On her nomination, she said: "I’m actually quite humbled because i''m just doing my job.

"If it wasn’t for the carers that I supervise like Jordan and all of the other teams all pulling together it wouldn’t work, so it's not just me but it’s the whole team."

Cheryl worked in care for 10 years before her son was born, and she returned to the industry recently following the impact of the pandemic on her cleaning business.

"I really like caring, and unfortunately because of Covid I lost my business so I needed to support my family and I have a lot of experience in care and the opportunity was there to come back into it."

On what it would be like to win the award, Cheryl said: "I would be over the moon, it would be fantastic.

"If I won it would make everything that I do that little bit more special and it would just show that I'm doing the right thing."