Blantyre Mum wins Carers Award

CrossroadsAwards2018-2Well done Elaine Todd

A Blantyre mum has scooped a top Carer’s Award at the
Annual ‘Crossroads Caring Scotland Awards’ Ceremony, which was held at the Cally Palace Hotel on 16th June 2018.

Awards were made to three carers from across Scotland who have dedicated themselves to caring for their loved ones.

Elaine’s Story

Elaine Todd from Blantyre cared for her son Scott, who was born with cerebral palsy and physical disabilities, while also bringing up her younger son.

For the first 12 years of Scott’s life, Elaine did this on her own but as his condition became more complicated and his needs more complex, Crossroads Caring Scotland became involved to give her some respite.

Tragically, in January this year, Scott passed away suddenly. Although Scott was never able to communicate verbally, his mother always knew what he needed and throughout the 24 years of his life, she dedicated her life to his care.

Elaine was nominated by Crossroads Caring Scotland’s Glasgow West Services.

Finlay Carson, MSP, commented: “I was absolutely delighted and privileged to present the Carers Awards, recognising the immense sacrifices carers make on a daily basis for loved ones. The awards offer a chance to give something back to those carers and ensure that they enjoy their own special day. Each of these awards is richly deserved and is the culmination of an excellent week recognising Carers the length and breadth of the country.”

We’re sure you’ll help us congratulate Elaine for her incredible efforts. A super mum.

Want to know more?

The Carers’ Awards marks the end of Carers’ Week, which is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.

Crossroads Caring Scotland helps thousands of carers throughout Scotland fulfil their roles by providing care support in the home. Their annual awards recognise the huge efforts that carers make to help their loved ones continue to live at home, enjoying full and satisfying lives.

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