Leslie, 83, scoops a top care award

LESLIE Barback, a friend of Jewish Care Scotland, scooped the outstanding achievement award at the Scottish Care: Care at Home and Housing Support Awards 2022.

JCS nominated the 83-year-old for the award as it was impressed by his resilience and determination despite a particularly challenging couple of years.

Leslie has overcome a lot of change, loss and health concerns, but has remained optimistic, determined and hasn’t lost his sense of humour.

Despite losing his wife Denise, being hospitalised with Covid and mobility issues, Leslie still manages to get about the house himself, get out and about within the community and complete any task that he sets his mind to.

He receives home visits from the JCS team and recently returned to the JCS Wellbeing Hub, something that seemed unlikely following a stroke a few years ago.

“Leslie’s positive attitude and determination inspire all of our team, and so many people within the community,” JCS team leader Vicki McPhee said.

“Leslie cares a lot, not just about his community, but for everyone around him.”

Leslie was unable to attend the awards ceremony at the Radisson Blu but JCS support worker Dan Rezkalla collected the award from Michelle McManus on his behalf.

The JCS celebrated his achievement at the Wellbeing Hub yesterday.

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