THREE staff members at a Winchester care home have reached the finals of a prestigious competition.

Ana Lazar, Bally Sahota and Emelia Slater all work at Brendoncare Park Road.

They have been nominated in three separate categories for the Great British Care Awards – and have each moved one step closer to victory.

Home manager Erin Langley said: "I am incredibly proud of Ana, Bally and Emelia. The compassion, kindness and commitment they display each and every day is truly inspiring.

"The team at Brendoncare Park Road has worked tirelessly in what has been a difficult year and I am in awe of them all so it is really exciting to celebrate some of the many positive things which are taking place within the home."

Ana Lazar, deputy manager, is a finalist in the Good Nurse Award category. She has been recognised for her caring and selfless nature with the residents.

"I am very proud to work for such an amazing company as Brendoncare that always puts residents’ best interests first and also in Park Road I feel very valued and very well supported by my manager and my team at all times," she said.

"I feel like we are all a little family and we support each other, especially through this difficult time that we are now facing."

Receptionist Bally Sahota is close to winning the Ancillary Worker Award.

She joined the home in 2019 and is recognised for her dedication and commitment.

Bally said: "Brendoncare Park Road is a wonderful place to work, we are a great team and have the loveliest residents.

"Each day here I enjoy the energy we all bring to Park Road and it drives me to work harder and most importantly to help everyone the best I can."

In the Frontline Leaders Award, senior care assistant Emelia Slater has reached the final.

She is recognised for her clinical skills and person-centred approach to the residents

"I learn something new every day and every day is different; I am so pleased to be working with such an amazing team at Park Road," said Emelia.

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional awards throughout the UK, celebrating excellence in the care sector.

Winners will be presented with their awards at a Gala Evening in April 2021 at The Hilton Hotel, Brighton.