Tuesday 12 June 2018
New beginnings and fond farewells
Well it’s been an emotional end to May, we have had new staff start, a retirement and a new baby - what a month!!
We have welcomed two new staff who will be working across both the Homecare and START teams. I am happy to say that they have been made to feel really welcome and supported by the teams, and are both thriving and thoroughly enjoying the role.
We have had to say goodbye to a much loved and very respected member of staff, Sue Balague, who has given 19 years of dedicated service to our service and is a role model for those coming into the industry. Sue was 55 years old when she found herself at a bit of a crossroads and looking for a new direction in her working life. She decided to join the Homecare team, “part-time for a couple of months” to see how she liked it and surprise, surprise, she did and so 19 years later she has decided to retire and have some much deserved and needed “me time”. The team will certainly miss her but we wish her well and look forward to her popping in for a cuppa, when she has the time! We had a lovely afternoon with Sue and her colleagues who came to say goodbye and enjoyed the chance for a chat and to share some of the funnier and lighter moments that we can have when working in this industry. This was helped along with some homemade cakes which are always appreciated. It just goes to show that there is no age barrier to joining the care profession and certainly previous experience is not required as we only need those that genuinely care.
Whilst a relative newcomer, (well she has only been with us for two years!), Leanne, one of our younger members of the team has recently had a beautiful, healthy and happy little boy, called Jayden. She made the mistake of popping in to see her colleagues whilst the retirement party was in full swing, thinking she would be in and out. I don’t think she was prepared for the attention that Jayden generated and how grown women can have their maternal instincts heightened. Jayden took it all in good humour and didn’t object to being passed from one of us to another. I’m sure if Leanne fancied keeping her hand in at work, there would be no shortage of baby minders.
If you would like to join our happy team, we are recruiting at the moment. You are very welcome to give me a call and we can have a chat in more detail: 07885 983400