Oaklands Care Home worker from Diss scoops two awards in two days

Tania Amies (centre) has won another award at Oaklands Care Home. She has won the National Dementia Care award for Activities Coordinator.'She is pictured with residents (l-r) Marcia Moss and Pam Coleman. ANL-151125-171219005

Tania Amies (centre) has won another award at Oaklands Care Home. She has won the National Dementia Care award for Activities Coordinator.'She is pictured with residents (l-r) Marcia Moss and Pam Coleman. ANL-151125-171219005

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A care worker from Diss has described her job as the “best ever” after scooping two care awards in as many days, just one year after taking on her current role.

Tania Amies, 44, of Heywood Avenue, who works at the Oaklands Care Home in Scole, trumped hundreds of other applicants to claim the title of Best Activities Coordinator at the National Dementia Care Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Just one day earlier, she was named Care Home Support Services Champion at her company Kingsley Healthcare’s in-house care awards.

Ms Amies, who joined the home 12 months ago after 12 years working in adult education, said: “It is the best job ever. What you get back is tremendously motivating.

“In my adult education days I loved being creative and taught everything from family art to learning through play.

“I have been able to bring that creative side with me into my new role with a different client group.”

Oaklands home manager Helen Gosling, who is also celebrating awards success after recently being named co-winner of the Kingsley Care Awards Hummingbird trophy for dementia care, praised Ms Amies for her work, and said: “Tania has had a massive impact on the home.

“Her enthusiasm and energy are amazing.”