GREAT NEWS | Julie receives MBE from HRH Princess Anne

National Care Group is proud to share the news that Abbeyvale’s Julie Shield has received her MBE from HRH Princess Anne after being recognised as part of The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022, for her outstanding services to social care.

Julie attended the ceremony at Windsor Castle on 28 February 2023 accompanied by regional operations director for the north, Charlotte Lumley.

Becoming a Member of the Order of the British Empire is the latest award presented to Julie throughout her career. You may remember she was named National Care Group’s Pandemic Star of the Year in 2021, was one of the first to receive the Silver Chief Nursing Officer Adult Social Care award from the UK Government in 2021 and won Employer of the Year at the Caring UK Awards in the same year.

Julie with her MBE at Windsor Castle

The MBE reflects her dedicated service to the people we support at Abbeyvale Care Centre and the social care sector as a whole, in which she has worked since 2000. In particular, Julie’s efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic ensured the service was kept completely Covid-19 free, along with the team, selflessly putting the health and wellbeing of the people we support above her own.

Julie said: “I’m honoured to receive such an award for work that I love to do and to be included on a list of incredibly well-deserving people.

“The commitment of the passionate and hard-working team around me, along with the wonderful people we support, has made Abbeyvale, and National Care Group, such a fantastic place to work over the past 23 years. I’m excited to see the progression of Abbeyvale and to continue leading such a vital community service for the elderly and those with a diagnosis of dementia.”

James Allen, CEO of National Care Group, said: “Establishing a service that caters to a wide range of complex needs is a challenge, but Julie has done this exceptionally at Abbeyvale, creating a care home that offers a positive and comfortable environment for the people we support.

“We’re incredibly proud of all that Julie has achieved in her career and her outstanding local reputation. She is a true example of the passion and commitment National Care Group colleagues embody daily in their shared goals of making a real difference to the lives of those we support and unlocking their full potential.”

Read more about Abbeyvale Care Centre and the outstanding service provided by Julie and the team here.