A day to remember at 10 Downing Street


City & County’s CEO Gary Fee, and our fantastic care workers Tony Graham, Amanda Morgan and Neve Beamish were delighted to attend an event at 10 Downing Street on 17th August.

They represented our care workforce at a reception held in recognition of care staff. It was a great opportunity to network and share experiences with others from different care services and providers from across the country. Tony, Amanda and Neve were all Care Heroes Awards finalists this year, with Amanda winning Care Worker of the Year.


“I am proud to have been invited to attend alongside three of City & County’s Care Heroes”

(Gary Fee, CEO)

Gary said: “I was absolutely delighted and privileged to attend a reception for social care staff at No. 10 Downing Street yesterday. The event was held to thank and celebrate care staff across the country for all the amazing work they do every day.

The reception was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet with colleagues across a sector that employs over 1.6m people and delivers care to both the public and private sector. I am proud to have been invited to attend alongside three of City & County’s Care Heroes, Amanda Morgan, Neve Beamish and Tony Graham, who are the most wonderful ambassadors of the sector and our company. You make such a positive difference to people’s lives every day – thank you!

Thanks also to Jane Townson, CEO of the Homecare Association, who works tirelessly to improve the visibility and funding for the care sector.”

The Minister for Care, Helen Whately MP, was in attendance and talked to everyone about their roles; she gave a speech in which she thanked care sector staff for their invaluable contributions to health and social care.

Amanda Morgan, Care Worker of the Year, said: “It was a wonderful experience. We met up with Helen Whatley and she came and spoke to us as a group about our roles. We all felt honoured and privileged. We also felt so special on the day as it was all about us. I never thought I would ever have an invitation to 10 Downing Street; it’s an experience we will never forget. We also can’t thank Gary enough for the day that he gave us. He made us all feel so special, and he looked after us all day.”

The Downing Street event was a fantastic opportunity for our City & County care workers to be recognised for the extraordinary work they do every day, and to share their experiences of the care sector with MP Helen Whately. Gary’s presence at the event will have helped to raise the profile and awareness of City & County Healthcare Group and the vital services we provide.