Three Quarriers NE Carers Services awarded Excellence for Carers awards

Quarriers is delighted to announce that three of its north east carers services have been awarded the prestigious Carers Trust Excellence for Carers awards.

Quarriers Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray have successfully achieved the Carers Trust Excellence for Carers Award. The award follows a rigorous assessment of their services to unpaid cares across all three local authority areas.

“The three Quarriers services demonstrated excellence, with a strong service provision to meet carers needs, outcomes and interests. It was demonstrated that each service is actively looking at new ways to support and engage carers in services. Real passion and desire to make a difference to the lives of carers was evident and the active pursuit to use technology where they can, to support carer services,” said a spokesperson from Carers Trust.




Welcoming the award for Quarriers Moray Carers Support Service, Sandi Downing, said: We’re delighted to have the commitment and professionalism of the team recognised in this way, and look forward to continuing to work with our Carers Trust network partners to improve the lives of carers in Moray and across the UK.”

Welcoming the award for Quarriers Aberdeen Carers Support Service, Joanna Mcpherson, said: “This has been a very exciting time not just for the staff team who work so hard but also for all the many carers who help us deliver our coproduced service. We hope to continue to grow and develop as a service and welcome the views and ideas put forward by the carers we support.”

Welcoming the award for Quarriers Aberdeenshire Carers Support Service, Service Coordinator, Heather Knowles said: “We are delighted and very proud that our Carer Support Service received the Carers Trust Excellence for Carers Award.  This award  provides national recognition of  the fantastic work carried out by the team.”

In making the award, Carers Trust has stated that specifically for the Aberdeen Carer Support Service, that the team have done an incredible job of building the service to where it is and has demonstrated a really positive approach to staff wellbeing, as well as a shared learning culture and a good support structure for all staff.

Likewise for the Aberdeenshire Carers Support Service, the report noted that there was evidence of good solid foundations of a local carer service with a clear focus on the fundamentals and demonstration of the Equal Partner in Care principles that connect to carer identification, support and carers assessment and signposting. Clear awareness of capacity and the need to be an active partner in the wider health and social care system, working with others to achieve outcomes with and for carers.

Similarly, the Moray Carers Support Service provides a broad range of services to both adult and young carers, with the team demonstrating a positive approach to increase capacity within existing resources. And the staff expressed a real sense of pride in the work they were doing and the difference they are making for carers.

Helen Oliver, Quality and Improvement Manager at Carers Trust, continued: “We are really pleased to be able to award Excellence for Carers to all three Quarriers services – Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Across all the services, the teams demonstrated their passion for providing high quality services to carers that really make a difference to their lives. Carers were clearly at the heart of everything that the services do, and we were pleased to see the impact of shared working whilst maintaining a person-centred approach in each locality. We very much look forward to working with the services further and seeing how they grow and develop.”

For more information about Quarriers Carers Support Service, visit About – Virtual Carers Centre (quarriers.org.uk)