19 November 2019
A picture of Stockton project worker scoops regional care award

A Stockton project worker is delighted after winning a prestigious award at a regional ceremony.

Tracey Godfrey from Norton Road, which is run by Sanctuary Supported Living, scooped the Housing with Care award at the North East regional finals of the Great British Care Awards.

The category recognises commitment to providing person-centred support for vulnerable people. Tracey was commended for the passion and enthusiasm she shows in her role at Norton Road, which supports residents aged 16 and over who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Tracey said: “I couldn’t believe it when they called out my name! It was so exciting.

“Everything I do isn’t about me, it’s about the people I support, so this award is really for them. I also have an amazing team around me who support me to do the job to the best of my ability.”

Tracey will now go forward to the finals of the Great British Care Awards next year. Her success follows other regional wins for Sanctuary Supported Living:

  • Hilltop House, Bury St Edmunds, won the Personalisation / Putting People First award at the East regional finals.
  • Sanctuary Supported Living as an organisation was recognised as the best Care Employer at the West Midlands regional finals.
  • Jimmy Shah, project worker at High Worple care home in Harrow, scooped Care Newcomer at the London awards.
  • The team from St Bartholomew’s retirement living service in Rye, part of Sanctuary Supported Living’s sister organisation Sanctuary Retirement Living, came top in the Housing with Care category at the South East regional finals.