Older People in the Media Awards

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I am delighted to share here on Caron Cares that Caron Cares has made it to the finals.

The Older People in the Media Awards recognise and reward the best examples of media coverage concerning older people’s issues. They aim to encourage wider public debate about older people in society, and the issues affecting them.

Caron Cares was initially nominated by Sally Wilse from Senior for Seniors  who likes what I do here and then I invited others to nominate me.

All the nominations were looked at by a panel of judges chaired this year by  the TV and radio journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant who said this,

“Older people are not a homogenous group, and no one, including the media, should make assumptions about them based solely on their age. I am proud to be a part of this year’s Media Awards, which recognise and celebrate those in the media who are working so hard to highlight just how astonishing older people can be, and who, through their work, are recognising the importance of the issues they face. These awards are important – they not only recognise and reward good journalism, but they will help offset the casual ageism that sadly is all too common throughout the media.”

I particularly like the good journalism part, I am a full time home help, not a journalist. However I hope my writing is getting better. I know when I started Caron Cares I was woeful.

I get to attend the awards ceremony at the British Library on Novemeber 13th, lucky for some. This is hosted by John Sergeant and attended by other media finalists in the field of TV, Radio, newspaper and magazines.

Caron Cares is in the section Best Factual New Media Content (Written) About Older People’s Issues and there are only 3 of us.

 Pippa Kelly… blog by Pippa Kelly

Caron Cares: Advice and Information for Anyone Caring for the Elderly, by Caron Sprake

GQ: My Dinner with Harry by Alan Richman

If you would like to see the full list of finalists you can do here.

I am really delighted and obviously very excited. I do work hard and it is great to have this recognised. I do so because I chose to and because ultimately as the name says “Caron Cares”. I Do.

I have to admit the chance of being in the same room as the wonderful Dame Judi Dench and Sarah Lancashire plus all the other interesting finalists is not one I have had before and I will enjoy every moment.



Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.


  1. Thank you Anita. It is all very exciting I have to admit. I was showing my blog to one of my 95 year old clients today and she was trying hard to grasp the concept! I left her with the printed information about the awards and she was happy reading that. Bless her !

  2. All that hard work is obviously very much appreciated. Well done for all you’ve achieved….so far (I’m sure there’s more to come!).
    Love Neet x

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