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The Rutland Snowdrop Carers'Award

Celebrating  Compassionate Care.  

Help us celebrate inspirational health and care workers!

We are looking for health and care workers and teams of care professionals who have gone above and beyond, to provide compassionate end of life care to individuals and their families.

Working in a caring profession can be very demanding and the excellent work done by many care workers is often taken for granted. The Rutland Snowdrop Carers Award celebrates the human side of caring, caring with empathy and kindness, which is so important, especially during someone’s end of life.This can make a positive difference to the person who is dying, but it can also matters deeply to their family.

If you know an exceptional health or care worker or care team who have gone above and beyond to help improve the end of life experience of someone you know, you can nominate them for The Rutland Snowdrop Carers Award by contacting us via email. or by completing an application form

All nominees will be invited to the annual award celebration, hosted by HM Lord- Lieutenant Dr Sarah Furness, who is also the Patron of Dying Matters in Rutland.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for care workers or teams who have gone 'above and beyond' their job requirements to help improve someone's end of life experience.  

A carer or a team of carers who have shown empathy and compassion and who have been able to make a positive difference.  Exceptional care workers are those who set an example to others with their thoughtfulness and understanding.

How to nominate 

Nominating a care worker or a care team for the Snowdrop award is easy.


You can ask us to contact you by email. or


You can complete our application form  online

Photo of Dr H Fox

The Rutland Snowdrop Carer's Award was inspired by Dr. Hilary Fox, previously the Clinical Director for Rutland Health Primary Care and a GP Partner in Uppingham. Hilary had been touched by the thoughtful and compassionate care her mother received at Wysteria House Care Home during her end of life.

Photo of the Rutland Snowdrop Carers Award team

Following this experience, she wanted to ensure that people who work in care and who go beyond the high standards their job requires, can be appreciated for the positive difference they make to people’s lives. Hillary has recently joined Dying Matters in Rutland as a Trustee and she is now working with a dedicated team to run the awards program.

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