A CARE home managing director has been nominated for a regional award.

Natasha Lazovic oversees more than 80 care homes in the south division of Barchester Healthcare, including Milford House Care Home in Salisbury.

She will represent the company at the Great British Care Awards at Hilton Bankside, London, on November 18.

It comes after nine regional awards were granted to celebrate excellence across the sector.

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Natasha came to the UK in 1994 from Serbia and trained as a nurse before progressing through a variety of care settings, both in the NHS and private sector.

In 2014, Natasha joined Barchester as regional director leading 10 homes, which doubled to 20 as senior regional director, before being promoted to managing director.

Salisbury Journal: Natasha Lazovic said she is hugely passionate about the care sector.Natasha Lazovic said she is hugely passionate about the care sector. (Image: Barchester Healthcare)

Natasha said: “I am very humbled to be nominated for this award, and I am very proud to be part of the shortlist, and to be representing Barchester as a finalist. 

"It is an honour to be recognised for doing a job I love and I wish to continue to make outstanding contributions going forward, I am hugely passionate about the care sector.”

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Barchester Healthcare CEO Dr Pete Calveley said: “It comes as no surprise to me that Natasha has been shortlisted for this award. 

"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working alongside her for over 18 years, she is an incredible leader who is totally devoted to her teams and her residents. 

"I can think of no one who deserves this award more than she does.”