BEST CARER: Mandy Dove receives heaps of nominations

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A MUCH-LOVED and popular carer has once again been nominated for a Community Stars award.

Nominations have been flooding into the Herald/Gazette commending carer Mandy Dove for the work she does in homes throughout the area.

This is the third time Mandy has been nominated for the award, scooping the winning trophy the first year the awards launched.

Worthing residents John and Jean Wells-Deamer, of Clifton Road, have praised Mandy, stating she “lives up to and beyond her title, carer”.

John added: “She has been a brick. From the start she has been very friendly, nearly always cheerful and makes light of bad things that are happening. She is an extraordinary character.”

Elsie Clow also nominated Mandy, writing: “She makes me smile and cheers my day up as I am unwell.

“I look forward to her coming as we laugh from the time she comes in until she leaves.”

Angela Thacker said: “Mandy really is such a kind and caring person with a wonderfully happy and cheerful nature and a great sense of humour.

“She really takes care of my mother, as one of her carers, and they always have a good chat and a laugh.

“We think Mandy is great and mum is very fond of her and looks forward to her visits.”

This week, Mandy, 48, described her nomination as “unbelievable” and said she was very pleased.

The grandma-of-two used to be a chef and a car saleswoman before she became a carer after her grandma said she was a natural.

She said: “I absolutely love my job 100 per cent. If it was not for them I would not be able to do what I do.

“Some of them are really low and have some seriously bad things going on in their lives.

“When I come in I say get out of bed. I give them a really good gee-up.

“I take my pictures in of my new grand-daughter that has just been born and show them everything that is going on around them. Some people just need that extra boost. I might be the only person they see all day.”