Unpaid Carer of the Year Award
Winner: Roxanne Daniels
Roxanne was nominated by her daughter, Melissa Palmer.
Roxanne has cared for a number of her family members throughout most of her adult life, including her mother who had cancer and an older sibling with paranoid schizophrenia.
She also cared for her younger sister with Downs Syndrome for 28 years. Roxanne shopped for her, prepared her food, helped her with personal care, took her for walks and went to events with her.
Roxanne also supported her daughter to continue with her education and encouraged her back into employment after she fell pregnant at a young age. Her kind efforts to help others have not gone unnoticed.
Her daughter said of her: "She always puts the needs of others before her own, even when she is not well herself. My mum is one in a million; a true star in my eyes."
We are so grateful to people like Roxanne in Lambeth who make a huge difference to the lives of others.
- Donna Crawford, carer for her mother and father