We are delighted to announce that Sharon, who has worked with us for 20 years has won the Registered Manager of the Year from Leeds Quality in Care Awards 2022 for her work at Headingley Hall.     
Sharon Earnshaw, General Manager, Headingley Hall, said: “I am so proud to have received this award for Registered Manager of the Year from Leeds Quality in Care Awards 2022. I was totally taken by surprise when I found out and would like to thank my colleagues, especially John Beck, Senior Carer at Headingley Hall for nominating me.
I am really grateful for this accolade – especially after the challenging times we have all gone through in the care sector during Covid - but this award is also for my team at Headingley Hall. Every one of them has contributed to making me the best Manager I can be and their commitment and care to everyone at Headingley Hall is outstanding.
I have worked in social care for 30 years – 20 of these years have been with Westward Care - and I can honestly say I love my job: the people I have the privilege to care for, their families and the staff at Westward Care continue to be very special to me. So thank you.”
Peter Hodkinson, Managing Director, Westward Care, said: “I like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sharon for winning this award from Leeds Quality in Care Awards – Registered Manager of the Year 2022.
Sharon has been an outstanding member of the Westward Care team for the last 20 years. Her commitment to social care and the pride she takes in caring for older people is evident in her daily activity. It’s clear her work is more than just a job to her – it’s a vocation to which she has committed 30 years of her life too.
She leads her team by example and with empathy – guiding them through the particularly difficult times of caring through Covid with great leadership. She has also secured a CQC ‘Outstanding’ rating for Headingley Hall, one of only a handful of homes in Leeds that has achieved this rating. So well done and well-deserved Sharon!”

This award recognises a Registered Care Home Manager who has demonstrated a high level of expertise together with exceptional skills in managing the complex business of running and delivery of strengths based, person centred social care services. The award is given to people who reflect leadership and vision in developing person-centred care and supporting staff to meet the ever-changing needs of people who use their services. It recognises people who constantly seek positive change and look for improvements in the service through ongoing review and reflection. 
"I love my job - I think it's important when working in care to not look at it like a job - it's my passion."
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