THE OWNER of a care home near Whitchurch is delighted to 'have done it again' after it won two staff members won awards for their work.

Adam and Gillian Holden run AStar Homecare in Higher Heath and two staff members, Elizabeth Mackie and Martyna Kozielska won individual awards in the 'Great British Care Awards 2022' and and will be taking part in the national awards which will take place next year on Friday, March 17 in Birmingham.

Gillian paid tribute to Elizabeth who won 'Best Homecare Worker' in West Midlands and Martyna who won 'Dignity in Care' for the northwest and to staff of the home for winning regional awards for the third year running.

Gillian added: "A local family run care agency has done it again.

"For the third year running, we have won two regional awards and are now heading to the nationals.


"Two wonderful carers have been recognised by the company, individuals they support and their families yet again for all the hard work and efforts they put in."

Both Elizabeth and Martyna were surprised to win the awards and Elizabeth spoke about how happy she was to be recognised for her work.

Elizabeth said: "I can't believe it, I am so honoured.

"I started in care because of the pandemic and its the best career move I ever made.

"I make people happy so to be recognised for this is just incredible."

Martyna added: "I am in shock. I have never won anything and I am so happy and grateful."

AStar Homecare was begun by Adam and Gillian in 2018 and they paid to the care home staff for the recent success.

They added: "It is so nice to see our team being recognised.

"We are thrilled to give them opportunities like this and they are well deserved for all their hard work.

"We have hopefully created care with a difference.

"We have so many people tell us so many wonderful things.

"This is exactly what we wanted when we started out to provide award winning, outstanding care to our community."

"AStar Homecare is now coming up to four years old and has really shown how care can be a positive thing and achieve great outcomes for all."