UTV Carer of the Year

For the first time, as part of the Daily Mirror`s Pride of Britain Awards, UTV will highlight and reward the work of the nation`s caring community, honouring those unsung heroes whose work often goes unnoticed.

In the UK, one in ten of all adults take on an unpaid caring role. UTV want its viewers to nominate the people who make a difference to other people`s lives. They could be caring for one person or many, they could be devoted foster parents or they could be careworkers, such as nurses or doctors, who have gone beyond the call of duty.

The overall winner will be presented with the prestigious award UTV Carer of the Year award at the Daily Mirror`s Pride of Britain Awards in October. Now in its ninth year, it is the biggest awards event of its kind in the UK.

So if you think you know someone who deserves to be awarded the UTV Carer of the Year you should contact us. The UTV freephone line is 08000 11 39 01. Ask to be sent a nomination form.

All calls from landlines are free but please note that you will be charged from a mobile and those rates will vary.

The closing date for nominations is 15th August. So you`ve got just over a month to apply. Your nominee must be free on the 8th and 9th of October for the awards ceremony.