0:08 Finlay has been with the company for a little while.
0:10 She came in with no care experience,
0:12 and the reason I nominated her
0:14 is just because of how
0:15 she's developed as a person and as a carer.
0:17 She came in with no care experience
0:19 and watching her grow into that role
0:22 has just been absolutely amazing.
0:23 She's a really bubbly, positive person.
0:27 Seeing the impact she has on her clients
0:29 has just been absolutely lovely and everyone speaks
0:33 so highly of her, her clients, the carers she works with,
0:36 No one can say a negative word about Finlay
0:38 so I thought... put her forward.
0:44 I've been a carer for nearly three years now.
0:48 I started in the middle of the pandemic,
0:50 in 2020, so I was chucked into the deep end.
0:53 Didn't really know what to expect,
0:55 it was sort of all challenging
0:56 and all hands on deck, so to speak.
0:59 I suppose the best way of learning
1:02 is just sort of getting stuck in.
1:07 It’s really important to me because it has such an impact
1:11 on the clients’ lives, as well as their family and behind the scenes
1:14 and what we do to help.
1:16 There was an incident where I was looking after a client
1:19 and she was very poorly
1:21 and I think everyone was saying, you know, she's fine.
1:24 Even the family were saying she's fine.
1:28 And something for me wasn't right.
1:30 So I did phone an ambulance and it turned out she did have sepsis and pneumonia
1:35 and she nearly passed away.
1:36 So it was such a proud moment.
1:39 Like I felt like if I didn't do that,
1:41 she probably would have passed away.
1:45 I think her as a person, she really deserves this award
1:47 because she just needs that recognition
1:49 because she just takes it in her stride that this is her job,
1:52 this is what she does.
1:53 And I don't think she realises how amazing she is
1:56 and how much of an impact she has on her clients
1:58 and I think this award
2:00 would be great recognition for what she does.