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The Rutland Snowdrop Award

Celebrating  Compassionate Care.  

Help us celebrate inspirational health and care workers for the Rutland Snowdrop Award 2025!

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 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 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 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.


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.

The Rutland Snowdrop Award 2024 has been awarded to Wisteria House and Snowdrop Home Care, Rutland


We received a great selection of very commendable nominations for the Rutland Snowdrop Award 2024.

It was heart-warming to see the personal thought and consideration the nominees had given to the people they have cared for. Each had gone beyond the standard requirements for good care, to provide genuine support and comfort.  This matters greatly, not just to the person who is being cared for but also to their loved ones.”

The winners of the Rutland Snowdrop Award were invited to an awards tea by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness, where they received their awards and were treated to hampers, which had been generously donated by Tesco Stores in Oakham. 

Jayne Sharratt, Manager at Wisteria House commented, “We always work hard to ensure all residents wishes, preferences and views are individualised and implemented when receiving End of life care to allow the resident to feel comforted, knowing that their wishes are being fulfilled at this important time in their life.”


Louise Bloor, Director at Snowdrop Home Care Rutland said “We were delighted to hear that we have been nominated for the Rutland Snowdrop Award.  The touching feedback from the families who have nominated us is very rewarding and it is wonderful to see that our hard work makes such a positive difference”.  

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