A PERSHORE-based carer has been nominated for The Care Hero Award at this year's Worcestershire Health and Social Care Awards.

Kayleigh Ludlow, full-time care worker for the social care academy, was nominated for her incredible efforts in her career and for caring for her family.

Kayleigh's nominator said: " She is the most caring person I know. She has a bond with the clients she cares for, and to a certain extent, some clients only want her care specifically.

"She works full time as a carer and after she finishes work, she comes home and cares for her brother, who suffers from autism and Asperger's, and her mother who suffers from fibromyalgia.

"She cooks for the family, washes and cleans around the house, never asking for anything in return and mostly declines any sort of gift of appreciation.

"All she wants to do is help in any way she can, she would do anything for anyone."

Kayleigh said that her career as a carer came unintentionally at a young age by helping her father care for her mother.

She said: "I have always cared for my mum when I was younger with my dad, so becoming a carer came very naturally to me.

"I love what I do, it is the most rewarding thing in the world."

The Care Hero Award is sponsored by Worcestershire County Council, and the awards ceremony is in partnership with the University of Worcester.

Worcestershire County Council commissions and provides social care and support for residents and their families.

The council aims to enable, or re-able people to live the best life they can, and as far as possible the life they want to live, through a person-centred approach– by working together alongside partners, they are able to deliver excellent care that makes a positive impact on the lives of our residents.   

To nominate someone for the awards, you can visit https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/whsc-awards-2022/.

Nominations close at midday on Friday, July 22.