Walstead Place Carer Wins Care Home Worker Award

Doreen Knight, a Senior Care Assistant at Walstead Place Care Home, has won The Care Home Worker Award for West Sussex Partners in Care 2016 accolades.

She was presented with a glass trophy, framed certificate and a retail voucher at the awards lunch held at the Arundel Wetlands Centre.

Doreen is also one of just five carers across the UK to be called for an interview for the prestigious title of Carer of the Year in the National Care Awards. The winners of this will be announced at a gala dinner on 25thNovember in London.

Promoted to Senior Care Assistant 12 years ago, Doreen loves looking after the 44 elderly residents. She has worked at Walstead Place Care home, near Lindfield, for 29 years, starting as a Care Assistant working night shifts. Her job encompasses a wide range of duties including participating in the resident activity programme, assisting residents with meals and completing care records.

When asked about her award Doreen said: “It was a bit of a surprise but lovely. I know I have been given the award but it is also for the team. We make such a good team, we are like a family.”

Judges commented upon the many activities Doreen participates in especially her dressing up at Christmas as Father Christmas. They mentioned the good care the team provides and her mentoring skills. One of the activities they recalled was a trip with residents to visit an RNLI boat on the coast.

Jacquie Ferguson, Home Manager at Walstead Place, says: “We are extremely proud that Doreen has been recognised by the West Sussex Partnership for her great skills as a carer locally. Our residents love Doreen and really benefit from her lively presence. When she is on duty nothing is too much trouble and each and every one of our residents is special to her.

If you would like to find out more about life at Walstead Place, please contact us at Walstead@CaringHomes.org or telephone 0808 223 5543.

Walstead Place Carer Wins Care Home Worker Award

Walstead Place Care Home

Home Manager

Jacqueline Ferguson

Address

Scaynes Hill Road,
Walstead,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex,
RH16 2QG

Contact
0808 223 5543
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely