Portsmouth council and care firm show support for The News Youth Awards

Staff at Sisterly Care in Havant have been nominated for an award. (l-r) Natalie Vokes, Marion Steer, Shirley Fuller, Julie Ronson and her sister Frances Hussain-Shah. Picture: Paul Jacobs (141427-1)
Staff at Sisterly Care in Havant have been nominated for an award. (l-r) Natalie Vokes, Marion Steer, Shirley Fuller, Julie Ronson and her sister Frances Hussain-Shah. Picture: Paul Jacobs (141427-1)
Chancellor Philip Hammond. Picture: Getty

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IT’S less than three weeks away, and as The News Youth Awards get closer, companies across the area have come forward to show their support.

Sisterly Care Ltd is a care agency that provides care in the community, and is sponsoring the Inspiration of the Year award.

Manager Julie Ronson said: ‘It might seem strange that an agency that cares for individuals within their own homes would get involved with the Youth Awards, but as we see it, it is a very natural step.

‘All our care staff are an inspiration to us and some of them are as young as 18.

‘They come into this profession rather timid and shy but within a few weeks they’re looking after those who need their support and they are making a difference to others’ lives.

‘Knowing you’re inspired to care and support others in their time of need is certainly a good enough reason to support the awards in this category.’

Portsmouth City Council is sponsoring Learner of the Year.

Interim head of education at the council Julien Kramer said: ‘We aim to inspire young people to be the best they can be. We all have a responsibility to prepare young people for the next steps in their lives and the city has a part to play in shaping their futures.

‘We’re proud to sponsor the Learner of the Year category as it’s important that we take every opportunity to celebrate young people’s learning and achievement.’