National award for Selby care home manager

September 29, 2023


A dedicated local manager who is an inspiration to her team and to the entire North Yorkshire care sector has been honoured with a national award.

The registered manager at Carentan House in Selby, Helen Breheney, received the Chief Nurse’s Adult Social Care Silver Award for ensuring exceptional service is delivered to residents. Presented by Deborah Sturdy, the chief nurse for adult social care in England, the award recognises the outstanding contribution made by social care workers and nurses and their “skills, expertise and enduring compassion”. Helen, who has worked in the sector for almost 20 years, was nominated by North Yorkshire\s service manager, Wendy Macdonald after receiving positive feedback from Deborah and the quality nursing team during their visit to Carentan House in December last year.

She said: “After the initial shock and surprise, I felt really proud of what myself and my brilliant team here at Carentan have achieved and continue to achieve. “Receiving this award means a lot to me and I feel humbled to be recognised for doing a job that I love. “Working in the adult social care sector means I can make a positive impact on people’s lives. “I must admit each day is varied, but my main responsibilities are ensuring exceptional service is delivered to our residents by promoting the highest standards of care with a focus on person-centred care results in positive outcomes. “I would like to thank everyone who works in provider services and for all the support I receive from my staff, colleagues and provider managers.” North Yorkshire Council’s assistant director for social care, Rachel Bowes also praised and congratulated Helen on her extraordinary achievement. She said: “A massive congratulations to Helen on being awarded the Chief Nurse’s Silver Award for her outstanding contribution to social care. “What a fantastic achievement and great recognition for a job well done.” This marks the second time this year that North Yorkshire Council’s adult social care team has been recognised nationally. Earlier this year, principal nurse Sarah Foi was honoured with the Chief Nurse Adult Social Care Gold Award. For more information, please visit

Award winner Helen Breheney was delighted to receive the national accolade. (21-09-219 SU)

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