Here at Yours we really care about the country’s six million unpaid carers. We feature their stories in every issue, campaign for better carers’ rights and know just how hard they work. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Betterlife from Lloyds Pharmacy to recognise their great contribution with the Carer of the Year Award.
From our postbag we know that thousands of Yours readers are carers, although they don’t see themselves as doing anything special. But we know how dedicated these unsung heroes are, often putting their own needs on hold to ensure their loved one is looked after.
We want to celebrate the wonderful care they provide, so have teamed up with Betterlife from LloydsPharmacy, which offers a range of products and support for carers to help make life that little bit easier, to give one amazing carer the chance for a well-earned break.
First prize in the Carer of the Year Award is a break at a Revitalise holiday centre worth up to £1,400, plus a LloydsPharmacy hamper packed with various goodies. We anticipate there’ll be many deserving winners so also have two runner-up prizes of LloydsPharmacy hampers along with Echo Dot voice-controlled speaker devices.
Do you know a carer* who makes someone’s life better?
Entering is easy – simply send us the following information:
✔ The carer’s full name, address, telephone number and email address (if they have one).
✔ Tell us in no more than 200 words a little about who they care for and what makes their care outstanding. How do they go the extra mile to make someone’s life better?
✔ Please include your own full name, address, telephone number and email.
✔ Send your nomination to: Carer of the Year, Yours, Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynchwood PE2 6EA, or you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and mark it Carer of the Year.
Carer of the Year competition closes on December 31, 2018. The results will be announced in the March 2019 issue of Yours.
In association with Betterlife
✔ Betterlife from LloydsPharmacy are proud to be sponsoring the Carer of the Year awards. We help many carers in the community and recognise their hard work and dedication. For more information, visit www.betterlife.co.uk
Revitalise provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers – welcoming people who need the reassurance of 24-hour nurse-led care in order to have a holiday. Revitalise provides nearly 5,000 breaks each year at Chigwell, Essex, Southampton and Southport. Revitalise gives guests a unique break with full care packages and support for carers. Booking a Revitalise break is simple, visit the website: www.revitalise.org.uk or call the booking team on 0303 303 0145. Everyone who enters our competiton will get the chance to claim £200 off a Revitalise holiday.
T&Cs: *The person you nominate must be an unpaid carer. They may be your carer or they may care for someone else. Prize includes a three or four-night holiday at a Revitalise holiday centre of your choice plus your required Care Support Package and any equipment Revitalise provides for you. Excludes Christmas/New Year and Club Revitalise Weeks. Prize must be taken by January 27, 2020. Non transferable. No cash alternative offered.