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Carrice named as finalist for 'Young Employee of the Year' award

Carrice named as finalist for 'Young Employee of the Year' award

Pendleside Hospice’s first ever apprentice has been named as a finalist for the

'Young Employee of the Year' award in the Burnley Business Awards.

Carrice Dickenson, 18 was told of the news earlier this week, and on Wednesday met with a panel of judges to do a presentation and a question and answer session about her role as a Health and Social Care Apprentice at the Hospice.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held at Towneley Hall on June 29th.

Carrice was nominated by Hospice staff for her hard work and dedication to the Hospice which has seen her not only take on her day-to-day roles with great pride and enthusiasm, but also use her initiative to start new activities for the Hospice Living with Dementia programme.

She has also become a great advocate for the Hospice regularly promoting the Hospice outside of work including at educational events, volunteering at fundraising events, and has even spoke at a national hospice conference about the future of hospice care.

Julia O’Neill, Day Services Manager, said: “Carrice has brought a wonderful young energy to the unit and has been an inspiration to all of us here at the Hospice.

“She has always given her all to ever task she’s faced with, and although she’s been here to learn she’s also taught us new skills, including helping us with social media.

“As our first apprentice she has paved the way for others to follow in her footsteps. Initially we were slightly apprehensive to take on someone at just 16 years-old in a hospice environment, but Carrice has made us excited to take on more apprentices in the future.

“We are extremely proud of Carrice and all that she has achieved.”