Walstead Place Carer in line for two care awards

Doreen Knight, a Senior Care Assistant at Walstead Place Care Home, has been shortlisted for two care awards.

She is a finalist in the Care Home Worker Award for West Sussex Partners in Care 2016 accolades, and will find out the outcome on 18th October at an awards lunch at 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 25th November 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.

Jacquie Ferguson, Home Manager at Walstead Place, says:

“We are immensely proud that Doreen has been recognised for her great skills as a carer both locally and nationally. 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.

“She is also a good mentor to junior colleagues, teaching them the best way to carry out their duties. As part of the activities team, Doreen can often be seen dressing up to bring joy and laughter to our residents. She stops at nothing to ensure they enjoy themselves and have many interactive experiences.”

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.

Picture caption: Doreen dressed up as The Queen and greeted each resident at Her Majesty’s birthday celebrations in June

Walstead Place

Home Manager

Jacqueline Ferguson


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

0808 223 5543
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