Hightown Housing Association is celebrating after three of its service managers were shortlisted for the prestigious Great British Care Awards 2020. The awards are an annual celebration of excellence across the care sector.

The service managers have been recognised in two categories by the Great British Care Awards for their outstanding work and commitment to providing exceptional care and making a positive difference to the lives of their service users. Sarah Davies and Ruth Marshall, who work at Hightown's care and supported housing services in Bracknell (Berkshire) and Stevenage (Hertfordshire) respectively, have been shortlisted in the 'Frontline Leader' category. The third service manager, Julie Monaghan, who works in Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire) has been shortlisted in the 'Housing with care award'.

The trio, who all support service users with profound learning disabilities, have been nominated for their excellent work and determination to support service users with such care and compassion, unselfishness and vigour throughout lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic. They all went above and beyond to avoid disrupting service users' daily lives.

Speaking of the hat trick of nominations, Mark Carter, Director of Care and Supported Housing at Hightown, said:

"We're extremely delighted and proud to have three service managers shortlisted for these prestigious awards. This is a testament to the managers' hard work and determination, especially during these challenging times."

The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony, scheduled to take place in April 2021.