Care home takes part in UK celebration of our amazing care sector
A BRETBY nursing home took part last week in #Gladtocare Awareness Week – a national awareness event dedicated to celebrating staff in the care sector.
The manager at Cedar Court Nursing Home, Marie Pickering, said: “I have worked at Cedar Court for almost 33 years and can honestly can say that I have never not wanted to come to work, as I class it as a vacation. I hope I make a difference in the lives of the people I look after, as they make a difference to my life. Working with my team is a pleasure and we support each other in the most challenging situations.”
Her staff agree. One, TP, a carer at the home, said: “I like working at Cedar Court because we have a good team. They are not just colleagues but friends. You get the support from Marie, whose door is always open for a chat. I love going home, knowing that I have put a smile on the residents’ faces.”
CJ, also a carer, said: “I enjoy working at Cedar Court as the staff are very supportive and we have a great team. Marie is fantastic and is much more than a manager. Coming to work brings me joy throughout the day, and seeing the smiles we put on residents’ faces gives me satisfaction.”
The home took advantage of a free #Gladtocare digital toolkit including decorative bunting and display posters.
The week was spearheaded by Person Centred Software and Autumna, two major players in the care industry,
Heidi Thomas, head of marketing at Person Centred Software, said: “The current situation in care homes caused by coronavirus has been tremendously difficult, with care workers putting themselves at increased risk to do a job that often goes unnoticed and underappreciated.”
She said the aim of #Gladtocare Awareness Week was “to challenge the public’s perception of care by shining a light on all of the incredible work that’s been done, and continues to be done, within the industry”.