Congratulations to UK Cypriot Maria Yianni, Islington Council Winner for Volunteer of the Year

Maria Yianni centre of Photo
For the first time since the pandemic, Islington Council’s Dignity in Care Awards returned to celebrate the exceptional support from social care workers, volunteers and community members. The awards, at Islington Assembly Hall, demonstrated the quality of care and support provided by carers across the borough to help our residents retain their dignity, stay independent and do more of the things they want.

Volunteer of the Year Maria Yianni, who supports at Outcome, the LGBTIQ+ service for Islington Mind, said: ”I didn’t expect to win the award. To get a nomination was enough of a surprise to be honest. I was really overwhelmed, and I’m honoured to be part of Outcome and the amazing work they do. People often say they have no words to describe how they feel and that is definitely the case for me.”​