Two Bedford College care apprentices have been recognised in the Great British Care Awards for their work with the homeless charity NOAH.
Kylie Rawlins has won ‘The Frontline Leader Award – East of England’ at the regional section of the awards.
Kylie, who is a current Level 5 Leadership Apprentice, will now go through to the national finals, to be held in March 2022.
A report in the NOAH News said: “Since moving into the Outreach Team Leader role, Kylie has led by example; compassionately, sensitively and expertly supporting vulnerable people off the streets.
‘She is a vital cog in the wheel of support for homeless people in Luton and every multi-agency partner continually taps into her knowledge and skill, in order to support others.
‘We wish you all the best in the finals”
Meanwhile Ella Czubakowska, who completed a Level 3 Care Apprenticeship, was Highly Commended in the Housing and Care Category. Ella is leading a project supporting migrants who have been sleeping rough in Luton.
Paul Prosser, Head of Welfare Services at NOAH said:
“NOAH have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the team at Bedford College especially Carole Hobbs who has been instrumental in coaching many of our support workers in their journey to obtain Level 3 and Level 5 Health and Social Care Diplomas.
“The support of the College helps our team to develop their foundational skills and equips them with the ability and confidence to take strides forwards in their professional development.
“We employ the best people to work for NOAH and care for people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage, and the opportunity to supplement these core values with knowledge and capabilities is not to be missed.”
Carole Hobbs, Training Coordinator/IQA in the Care & Education Team at The Bedford College Group said: “It is lovely to see our apprentices doing so well in industry and the workplace.”