Jane Roebuck Carers Awards 2017

Jane Roebuck Carers Awards 2017

On Wednesday 25th January 2017 The Jane Roebuck Carers Awards were held at Barton Hall, Kettering, Northamptonshire, with over 100 people in attendance. This was the fifth year that I was asked to be the official event photographer, and it’s an event I enjoy enormously, and also find incredibly humbling.

Staggeringly there are over 70,000 known carers just in the county of Northants alone, each providing a vital role in supporting vulnerable people to live in the community. It has been estimated that carers throughout the UK save the state an estimated £132 billion a year.

The awards not only recognise the commitment and selfless hard work of carers across Northamptonshire, but also offer an opportunity for the award winners to enjoy a special afternoon, dedicated solely to them, in the beautiful location of Barton Hall.

Event photography always calls for a variety of different styles on the day, and as well as photographing the official presentations and a large group shot for the next morning’s press release, I also spent some time capturing more natural, candid shots of people enjoying themselves. A few days after the event I supplied the organisers mounted prints for each award winner, which they will pass on to them so that they have a lasting memory of their special day.

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Photography for the NHS in Bristol

Photography for the NHS in Bristol

I’ve worked with University Hospitals in Bristol for many years now and seen lots of amazing changes over this time. All the staff are so wonderful and the children in the children’s hospital love them to bits!

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and thriving group of hospitals in the heart of Bristol, a vibrant and culturally diverse city.

With over 9,000 staff who deliver over 100 different clinical services across nine different sites. With services from the neonatal intensive care unit to care of the elderly, they provide care to the people of Bristol and the South West from the very beginning of life to its later stages.

The amazing staff are the lifeblood of the Trust. They provide general diagnostic, medical and surgical services to the populations of central, south Bristol and the north of North Somerset – approximately 350,000 people. These services are delivered from the city centre campus with some services delivered in community settings such as South Bristol Community Hospital. They also provide specialist services such as children’s services, cardiac and cancer services, and other smaller specialist services that are nationally commissioned, to a wider population through the south west and beyond.

Photography for Queens Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Photography for Queens Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

I have the utmost respect for the wonderful people who work in all areas of the healthcare sector. This was a day spent photographing the fantastic team at Queens Hospital, Burton on Trent working hard to ensure patients receive the very best care whilst they are in hospital.

I’m always disappointed I don’t have more time to chat to the patients who despite their difficulties often seem to happy to chat and be photographed. Its a privilege to be able to meet the patients and work with the staff for the day.