Care provider wins top award

Julie McLellan, director of Bluebird Care (North Tyneside) with the award.
Julie McLellan, director of Bluebird Care (North Tyneside) with the award.

A North Tyneside care firm is celebrating after being presented with an award for the quality of service they offer.

Bluebird Care North Tyneside was presented with the prize at its Hampshire-based parent firm’s annual conference at the Grand Hotel in Brighton on Saturday.

The Wallsend-based operation was one of three finalists shortlisted for the title of northern franchise of the year.

Julie McLellan, director of the High Street East at-home care provider, said she was delighted about the award win and that the care firm had been recognised and parised.

“I am so proud of the team and what we have achieved again this year as the award is predominantly judged on quality,” she said.

“This award, together with our fantastic Care Quality Commission report in August, makes all the hard work we have put in worthwhile.”