A Cumbrian care service has been recognised for its work during the coronavirus pandemic.
A special performance certificate from the High Sheriff of Cumbria has been awarded to the team at Westmorland Homecare in Kendal in recognition of their hard work in adapting their working practice to keep people in South Lakes safe.
“It has been an extremely challenging year for our whole community,” said Westmorland Homecare, Bernadine Davies care manager.
“Having worked in care for over 30 years I have never worked with a more dedicated caring and compassionate team, it is a joy to be able to support our whole team, and I cannot thank them enough for their work throughout this pandemic.”
Julie Barton, High Sheriff of Cumbria, said: “Congratulations to Westmorland Homecare. I am very pleased to award their team a Special Performance Certificate for the innovative and caring ways in which they have continued to offer care services and support locally.
“This certificate acknowledges the efforts of all their team.”
The role of High Sheriff is steeped in history and is seen as an honour for those who are approved by the Privy Council and then the Queen.
Dating back to before the Norman Conquest, the role has in the past seen the High Sheriff hold the responsibility for law and order.
In the present day, the voluntary role is much more flexible – with many turning their attention to fundraising for charity and appearing at public events.